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How to use E Street’s AnyCast globally distributed DNS services

For our Cloud Server Hosting customers, E Street includes access to our Anycast DNS service to manage DNS for your domain records.

Instead of managing your own DNS servers, you can use our fully redundant global DNS, hosted at multiple datacenters around the world, and manage it through your Cloud Server Control Panel. You can use E Street’s DNS service with domains registered with any accredited domain registrar. The Control Panel GUI lets you easily set up hostnames, manage DNS records, aliases, Mail Exchange, TXT and SRV records.

This list does change periodically as we update services but currently E Street has 13 redundant locations worldwide where your DNS will be enabled:

  1. Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Göteborg, Sweden
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Hong Kong
  5. London, England
  6. Singapore
  7. Bucharest, Romania
  8. Frankfurt, Germany
  9. London, England
  10. Los Angeles, United States
  11. Washington, United States
  12. Miami, United States
  13. San Jose, United States

To add a new DNS zone to E Street’s AnyCast globally distributed DNS services (E Street Cloud Server Hosting):

  1. Go to your E Street Cloud Server Control Panel‘s DNS menu.
  2. Click the CreateDNS Zone button.
  3. Fill in your domain name. At the domain registrar, point your domain to the following name servers:
    Where yourdomain.com is your fully qualified domain name, which you have acquired at an accredited domain registrar and set with the E Street Anycast DNS name servers:
  4. Move the Auto Populate With Existing DNS record slider to the right if you want to automatically import your existing DNS settings, or skip this step to start from scratch. Note that this option may not import all existing settings, so you should be sure to check your new record for any missing entries.
  5. Click the Submit button.
  6. On the page that appears, check your records if you tried to import, and/or click the Add icons next to the DNS records you want to add.

    You can add and manage the following DNS records:

    • SOA (Start of Authority) – change the start of authority time to live value (TTL).To change a SOA TTL, click the TTL cell next to the SOA record and type a new value.
    • NS (Name Server) – change the TTL of the existing name servers or add new name servers. To change a name server’s TTL, click the TTL cell next to the name server record and type a new value.
    • A (Host) –-point your domain name to a static IP address. To create a new A record, enter the following parameters into the cells:
       – enter a host name or use the “@” sign to represent your current host.
       – enter the IP address of the server for this hostname.
      TTL –
       set the time to live value for this record.A record example:
      Name: ftp
      TTL: 86400So the ftp.yourdomain.com hostname will resolve to the IP address and the TTL value is set to 86400 seconds.
    • AAAA (Host)
      To create a new AAAA record, fill in the following cells:
      Host – enter a host name or use the “@” sign to represent your current host.
      Point to – enter the IP address to which the user would be sent for this host name.
      TTL – set the TTL value for this record. AAAA record example:
      ftp 2a00:1450:400b:c00::68 86400
      Where: ftp is the host, 2a00:1450:400b:c00 – IPv6 address, 86400 is the TTL value.
      So your ftp.yourdomain.com will resolve to 2a00:1450:400b:c00 IPv6 address.
    • CNAME (Alias) – alias domain records to your domain.

      It is possible to use underscore character in the CNAME records.

      To add a CNAME record, fill in the following cells:
      Host –.enter the host name or use the “@” sign to represent your current host.
      Point to –enter an alias you want to assign to your domain.
      TTL – set the TTL value.

      CNAME record example:
      www example.com 86400
      Where: www is an alias, example.com is a valid domain name, 86400 is TTL value.

    To add the aliases, make sure an A record is added to this domain.
    • PTR (Pointer) – create PTR records for rDNS zone.
      To add a PTR record, fill in the following cells:
      Name –enter the IP:- for IPv4
      One of the IP from the range, such as 1 or 2-for IPv6
      One of the IP from range, such as –enter the host name or use the “@” sign to represent your current host.
      TTL – set the TTL value.
    • MX (Mail Exchange) – identify the mail server for your domain name.
      To add a MX record, fill in the following cells:
      Priority – set the MX priority to specify the routing order (lower value means higher priority).
      Host: enter the hostname to which the emails should go
      Goes to – enter the valid domain name.
      TTL – set the TTL value.MX record example:
      10 mail example.com 86400
      Where: 10 is priority, mail is the host, example.com is a domain, 86400 is TTL.
    • TXT – add additional information about the DNS zone.
      Host – enter the valid host name
      Value – any free text you want within a TXT record. Maximum 1300 characters.
      TTL – TTL value.TXT record example:
      @ v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4: ~all 86400
      Where: @ is the host name, v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4: ~all is value, 86400 is TTL.
    • SRV (Service) –specify services that you have on your domain.
      To add a SRV record, enter the following cells parameters:
      Host – type the host for which this record is valid.
      Priority – set the host priority. Lower value means more preferred.
      Weight – the approximate weight for relative records with the same priority.
      Port – the port on which the service can be found.
      Points to – enter the domain name.
      TTL – set the time to live value.SRV record example:
      xmpp._tcp 0 1 5222 jabber.example.com 86400
      Where: xmpp._tcp is a host,0 is priority, 1 is weight, 5222 is port, jabber.example.com is a points to value, 86400 is TTL

For any questions on Anycast DNS and managing maintaining DNS records – contact E Street support.

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