Domain Name System

Before You Begin

Make sure you have noted your domain’s registrar before you use the EDJX platform to create records.

Issue the following command from a Linux terminal:

~ # whois edjx.io
Domain Name: EDJX.IO
Registry Domain ID: D503300000212345678-LRMS
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.iana.org
Registrar URL: http://res-dom.iana.org
Updated Date: 2020-09-15T06:39:21Z
Creation Date: 2018-10-15T02:10:12Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2021-10-15T02:10:12Z
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Domain Zone Setup Types

The EDJX platform supports the following domain zone setup types:

Full Domain

A fully qualified domain name (FQDN) where the user must write the records on the DNS provider to transfer the record to the EDJX platform.
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CNAME Domain

A canonical name (CNAME) domain, also known as a partial domain, allows multiple records to be mapped from one hostname to another host or to a FQDN.
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The CNAME domain type can only have A or AAAA records configured, and records with name @ are not allowed.

To create domains:

DNS Resource Record Types

EDJX supports the following DNS record types per domain type:

Full Domain
A
  • Multiple A records are allowed per name.

  • AAAA and A records can exist together.

AAAA
  • Multiple AAAA records are allowed per name.

  • AAAA and A records can exist together.

CNAME
  • Only one CNAME record is allowed per name.

  • Co-existing with any other record is not permitted.

  • Recursive CNAMEs (pointing to oneself) are not permitted.

MX
  • Multiple MX records are allowed per name.

  • Co-existing with NS records is not permitted.

NS
  • Co-existing with A, AAAA, MX, or TXT records is not permitted.

  • By default, there are three NS records created when you add a Domain to the Platform.

  • Creation of NS record for root DNS record is not permitted.

TXT
  • Multiple TXT records are allowed per name.

  • Co-existing with NS records is not permitted.

CNAME Domain
  • Recursive CNAMEs (pointing to oneself) are not permitted.

  • Records are not allowed to have @ as the name.

  • A and AAAA records are allowed.

See EdjDNS Basics for an overview of how DNS works.

To create domains: