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Getting Started with DNS

I have signed up for PowerDNS now what do I do next?

- I'm new here, take me to the Wizard! Click here
- Expert mode, read our manual below and navigate on the right for advanced setting

In order to get PowerDNS to manage your DNS information your need to update your nameserver settings to those of the PowerDNS servers.

What are the addresses of the Power DNS primary and seconday nameserver?

The addresses of the PowerDNS primary and secondary nameservers are as follows.

Nameservers that should be used
dns-eu1.powerdns.net 2001:41d0:52:d00::69
dns-eu2.powerdns.net 2001:41d0:401:3100::571e
dns-us1.powerdns.net 2607:5300:100::260
dns-us2.powerdns.net 2607:f7a0:3:2::8918:2760

How do I find out where the nameservers settings for my domain are held?

The nameservers settings for your domain are most often held at the place where you purchased your domain. Ie. if you purchased your domain name from Network Solutions, then you will probably find that you need to update the settings of your nameservers there.

You can find out about your current nameserver settings by using our 'domain whois' utility. Enter your domain name and click submit. On the 'whois' results page your nameserver will be listed at the bottom of the page.
If the nameserver details do not correspond to those of PowerDNS you will need to go to the place where you registered your domain (the registrar) and update the nameservers to those of PowerDNS.

How do I update my nameserver settings to use PowerDNS?

You can often update your nameserver details online either via the web or email, however sometimes you will need to send a fax to have your nameserver details updated. For more information go to the help section of the site you purchased your domain from.

Why do I need to update my nameserver settings?

If you do not update your nameserver settings then PowerDNS will not be able to direct browers from your domain to your redirect URL or the IP address of your server.