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How do I configure a domain name on DNS servers?

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2018

The following demonstrates an example scenario.

Configure domain names

Take the Asia Pacific SE1 (Singapore) region, the domain name of test0302.xxx.xyz as an example.

  1. Log on to the DirectMail console.
  2. Click Email Domains from the left-side navigation pane.
  3. Find the domain name you want to configure, and click Configure.

The domain configuration information is displayed.

domain configuration

Domain name resolution

Alibaba Cloud DNS

If you have registered your domain name on Alibaba Cloud Domains, go to Alibaba Cloud DNS to resolve the domain name.

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud DNS console.
  2. Find the domain name you want to configure, and click Configure.
  3. Click Add Record.
  4. Add one MX record, two TXT records, and one CNAME record according to the configuration information of the domain name in the DirectMail console, and then click OK.

DNS

DNSPod

If you have registered your domain name on DNSPod, go to DNSPod to resolve the domain name.

  1. Log on to DNSPod and add the domain name.
  2. Add two TXT records, one MX record, and one CNAME record according to the configuration information of the domain name in the DirectMail console.
    • Add the TXT record for the domain name ownership validation.
    • Add the TXT record for the domain name SPF validation.
    • Add the TXT record for the domain name MX resolve validation.
    • Add the CNAME record for the domain name CNAME validation.

Domain Name Resolution Effect Time

Domain Name Resolution will take effect with 4 hours generally, but the worst case may be within 48 hours. Please be in accordance with standards of your Domain Supplier.

How to check if your Domain Name Resolution takes effects

Assuming your domain is test01.xxx.top. Here’re the methods for windows and linux systems.

A.Windows Open Menu “Start”——>”cmd”

Check the Ownership Record: nslookup -qt=TXT aliyundm.test01.xxx.top

windows_domain_ownership_check

Check the SPF Record: nslookup -qt=TXT test01.xxx.top

windows_domain_spf_check

Check the MX Record: nslookup -qt=MX test01.xxx.top

windows_domain_mx_check

B.Linux

Check the Ownership Record: dig txt aliyundm.test01.xxx.top

linux_domain_ownership_check

Check the SPF Record: dig txt test01.xxx.top

linux_domain_spf_check

Check the MX Record: dig mx test01.xxx.top

linux_domain_mx_check

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