Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC signs DNS Record Sets (RRsets) at each DNS zone level. This allows one to verify the DNS record they are receiving has not been altered.
For example, manage.liquidweb.com has these zone levels:
- Root (.)
- com, org, net
DNS Record Set (RRsets) is a group of records with the same record type, for example all DNS A records are one RRset.
Continue reading “What is DNSSEC?”
Adding a DNS Zone
Log into your Liquid Web account, select Domains from the left menu, and click on the DNS tab. Scroll down to the Create a New DNS Zone section.
Create a New DNS Zone
- Input the domain name of your choosing
- Select the ‘IP Address’ drop-down list:
Other IP Address – User defined IP address to use for the relevant domain
Import From a Live Domain – Based on the domain selected, our system will copy current the A record IP address
- Click the ‘Create New DNS Zone’ button
Continue reading “Managing Your DNS”
What is it?
Glue Records, or Nameserver Glue, relate a nameserver on the internet to an IP address. This relationship is set up at the domain registrar for the main domain on which the nameservers were created.
Continue reading “What are Glue Records?”
When you host at Liquid Web you can use our DNS servers to manage all of your domains. Even the ones you bought through other registrars.
The Liquid Web Name Servers (NS) are:
Continue reading “What are the Liquid Web Name Servers (NS)?”
As we learned in our article What Are Domains?, a domain is associated with an IP address that directs visitors to the right location in the Internet that houses your site and its contents. In the same way, a Glue Record binds the IP address to a static cache so visitors can always locate your site without issue. This avoids impossible dependencies for that DNS zone. Your registrar holds the Glue Record and allows traffic to be directed without using the lookup process of DNS. You often see a Glue Record used for nameservers, but it is occasionally in other records depending on circumstances. Continue reading “What is a Glue Record?”
Domains create your address on the internet. When you own a domain, you can tell people to go to the URL mysite.com and they will see whatever content you’ve associated with that domain. Every domain name is matched to an IP address and follows the Domain Name System (DNS).
Without a domain, every website would only be identified by the IP address. Imagine that instead of typing liquidweb.com into your web browser, you had to remember 188.8.131.52, Liquid Web’s IP address. Now imagine remembering strings of numbers for every website you ever want to visit! Continue reading “What Are Domains?”
A domain alias is an alternate name for a website. A common use for domain aliases is so mysite.com and mysite.net show the same information. It’s easy to set up domain aliases in Cloud Sites.
When setting up domain aliases in Cloud Sites, remember the alias you create will show the same content as the website where you set up the alias.
- Log into the Cloud Sites control panel.
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What is a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)?
When working with domains and DNS management understanding what a FQDN is can be very helpful. This article will help explain the concept of a FQDN and a domains different components.
The Parts of a Domain
A domain is made up of a two essential parts, the Top-Level Domain (TLD) and the main Domain Name which is what you register. The other component of domain names are the subdomains. Continue reading “What is a FQDN?”
When setting up your new website with Liquid Web it’s often beneficial to use our DNS servers. If you’ve purchased your domain through a 3rd party registrar then we are not able to assist with DNS issues. By using our DNS servers this will allow our Support Team to provide DNS assistance for the domain.
Continue reading “Using Liquid Web’s Nameservers”
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a way to attach an encrypted digital signature to emails sent by your domain/server. Similar to adding an SPF record to your server, DKIM help to prevent email spoofing.
Email spoofing is when spammers send email that looks like it’s coming from your email address. Spammers spoof your address to make it more likely that recipients will open spam emails, less likely that messages will be marked as spam, and harder to find the true spam source. If your address is spoofed, your server could get flagged as a spam server and you can have trouble sending legitimate mail, even if you aren’t doing anything wrong. This is commonly known as having a bad mail reputation. Continue reading “Enabling DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)”