Prolateral Consulting Ltd
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Backup DNS
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Backup DNS

Prolateral offers primary and backup domain (DNS) services, with servers in key geographic locations providing the best service possible.

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Setting up backupDNS

To use the backupDNS service for your domain you need two things.

  1. The IP Address of the Master server
  2. To enable your master server the ability to transfer records to the slave (backupDNS) servers.

If you've transfered a domain or purchased a new domain with us (Prolateral) then you don't need backupDNS as you already have it.

If your domain is registered with another domain service provider then you need to log into their management portal and enable the zone-record transfer to the slave (backupDNS) servers, you may also need to change firewall settings

In order for backupDNS to answer queries for your domain you will also need to add nameserver (NS) records to the Master server

Before you start its always wise to make a note of the nameservers (NS) records you already have in case you need to go back to them for whatever reason.

In order to use backupDNS you need to set your nameserver records to the below.

@ ns your-existing-ns-server.example.com

@ ns ns1.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns2.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns3.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns4.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns5.dns-engine.com

Another possible scenrio is your master DNS is actually in your local LAN and you don't want it publically facing. In this case you will still need to enable record-transfers to backupDNS but in the nameserver (NS) records you would only list backupDNS servers to answer your domain quieries.

@ ns ns1.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns2.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns3.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns4.dns-engine.com

@ ns ns5.dns-engine.com

Note

Please use the server name information that is sent to you in your welcome email when you sign up for the service or you can find this information in the management portal.

 

Removing and Uninstall

If you no longer wish to use backupDNS then the removal is as simple as the setup was.

You will need to modify the NS records for your domain name and remove/delete the records that exists for backupDNS, these will be nameservers like nsX.dns-engine.com.

If you're not sure of what NS records to remove then please speak to your IT support team or contact us.

Note: If backupDNS are your only NS records for that domain then you will need to add NS records for whoever is hosting your domain name