How can I add DNS zone files to my domain?


  • Applies to: Grid
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access
  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access
  • Applies to: WordPress Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access

Overview

The following guide will provide instructions on how you can add DNS zone files to your domains. If you'd like a refresher on what exactly DNS is, feel free to review the article below:

Instructions

Add zone files to Domain Registration

Even if your domain is not attached to a server, you can still add DNS zone files to it.

  1. Log into your (mt) Media Temple Account.
  2. Click on the blue ADMIN button associated to your domain registration.

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  3. Under DNS & ZONE FILES, click Add a Zone File.

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  4. Select your domain registration service.

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  5. Then select CONTINUE.

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  6. You can now navigate back to DNS & ZONE FILES and will be able to edit your zone files.

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Add zone files to your server

When adding a domain or subdomain to your server, you will be prompted with the option to add a zone file during that process. However, if you find the need to add zone files after a domain has already been added to a server, you may follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign into the Account Center.
  2. Click the domain you want to edit.

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  3. Under DNS & ZONE FILES, click Create Zone File.

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  4. Select your server.

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  5. Then select CONTINUE.

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  6. You can now navigate back to DNS & ZONE FILES and will be able to edit your zone files.

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  1. Sign in to the Account Center.

    • For Grid Personal, Pro, and Elite users, click on the blue ADMIN button associated to your Grid server.

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    • Under SITES, click on the domain you wish to edit.

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    • For (gs) Grid Service or Grid Lite users, simply click on the domain you wish to edit.

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  2. Under DNS & ZONE FILES, click on Create Zone File.

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  3. Select your server.

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  4. Then select CONTINUE.

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  5. You can now navigate back to DNS & ZONE FILES and will be able to edit your zone files.

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NOTE:

Any changes to your DNS zone file will need to propagate across the Internet. As a general rule, we recommend to allow 24-48 hours for DNS propagation. Read below on how to lower your TTL value for a smooth transition.

  1. Sign in to the Account Center.
  2. Click on the blue ADMIN button associated to your WordPress server.

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  3. Hover your cursor over the site slot you wish to access. Then click Manage.

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  4. Click on Domains.

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  5. Click on the MANAGE button associated to your domain.

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  6. Under DNS & ZONE FILES, click on Create Zone File.

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  7. Select your server, and the desired WordPress site slot you wish to add the zone files to.

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  8. Then select CONTINUE.

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  9. You can now navigate back to DNS & ZONE FILES and will be able to edit your zone files.

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