If you have a domain registered thru turnkeynames.net and would like to use our FREE DNS Management tools, here is a step by step guide.

First, log into your turnkeynames.net account. Once logged in, locate the domain you would like to use the FREE DNS Management for.

To use the FREE DNS Management tool, your domain must be pointing to the following name servers:

Our Name Servers

  • ns1.turnkeynames.net

  • ns2.turnkeynames.net

  • ns3.turnkeynames.net

  • ns4.turnkeynames.net

Once you change the name servers to the above for the domain you are working with, select Manage DNS

This will open a new screen allowing you to manage the following types of records:

Click the ‘Add Address A Record’ button to add more ‘A’ records.

A Records are the most basic type of DNS record and are used to point a domain or subdomain to an IP address.

Click the ‘Add AAAA Record’ button to add more ‘AAAA’ records.

The AAAA record is conceptually similar to the A record, but it allows you to specify the IPv6 address of the server, rather than the IPv4.

Click the ‘Add MX Record’ button to add more ‘MX’ records

Mail Exchanger (MX) records are used to help route email according to the domain owner’s preference. The MX record itself specifies which server(s) to attempt to use to deliver mail to when this type of request is made to the domain. They differ from A Records and CNAMEs in the way that they also require a “priority” value as a part of their entry. The priority number is used to indicate which of the servers listed as MX records it should attempt to use first.

Click the ‘Add CNAME Record’ button to add more ‘CNAME’ records.

CNAME records are another commonly used type of DNS entry and are used to point a domain or subdomain to another hostname.

Click the ‘Add NS Record’ button to add more ‘NS’ records.

NS stands for ‘name server’ and this record indicates which DNS server is authoritative for that domain (which server contains the actual DNS records). A domain will often have multiple NS records which can indicate primary and backup name servers for that domain.

Click the ‘Add TXT Record’ button to add more ‘TXT’ records.

A TXT record is used to store any text-based information that can be grabbed when necessary. We most commonly see TXT records used to hold SPF data and verify domain ownership.

Click the ‘Add SRV Record’ button to add more ‘SRV’ records.

SRV (Service) records are custom DNS records. They are used to establish connections between a service and a hostname. When an application needs to find the location of a specific service, it will search for a related SRV record.

Once you make any changes to the name servers or DNS Management, the domain will need time to propagate. Propagation can take anywhere from just 2 to 4 hours to up to 72 hours to complete.

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