Custom DNS


Any premium Name.ly site can be configured to be hosted outside Name.ly. This can be done either via simply setting own name servers or using more advance DNS options. The latter, at the moment, allow for custom A, CNAME, and MX records.

To configure custom DNS records, sign in at Name.ly homepage, find your site in the list of your jingles, point the mouse over the site you want to configure and press on the “star” [premium] icon. Then at the bottom of premium settings press on “DNS management”.

We advise to host your sub-domains by using your own nameservers, then configuring all necessary records on your other servers.

In some case, advanced features can be used for simple site forwarding to other online services without the need to specify DNS settings with intermediary.

Below go notes on support DNS records.

A records, format:

host IP_address

where host can be either @, *, or a string of Latin letters and numbers up to 64 characters in length.

CNAME records, format:

host target_host

where host can be a string of Latin letters and numbers up to 64 characters in length.

MX records, format:

priority target_mailserver_hostname

where priority can be any integer number between 0 and 65535.

N.B. Name.ly DNS allows for maximum 10 name servers or 12 custom DNS records of each kind.

To remove the record simply save it with empty values.


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