ClouDNS is a DNS service provider. It allows, among other things, to bring new possibilities of DNS records. For example, freenom.com, which provide free domaine name does not allow creating SRV type records. ClouDNS fills this gap.
ClouDNS provides several plans, the one that will interest us is the free one which is sufficient for the majority of uses. A simple email address is required to subscribe to the FREE DNS plan.
ClouDNS supports all types of DNS records:
- 301 and 302 web redirects
However, the free version does not allow you to modify the TTL (Time-To-Live) of the recordings, which is 1 hour.
All features are listed on leur site.
Context of the article: The domain name itpro-tips.tk is registered for free on freenom.com. Freenom.com not providing SRV records, we want to pass it on ClouDNS.net
To be able to benefit from the possibilities of ClouDNS for our domain name, it is necessary to modify the name servers (nameservers) on the current registrar. To do this, connect to clouDNS.net and note the names of the DNS servers nsXX.clouddns.net
Connect to the current registrar, here freenom.com then modify the Nameservers.
After this manipulation, a waiting time of several minutes is necessary. It is possible to follow the DNS propagation on https://dnschecker.org/#NS/.
Once replicated, click on Add new in the DNS Zones section
Choose Master zone
Enter the domain name then Create
DNS records can be create / modify / delete