How to configure my DNS provider for NS or CAA setup?

If you're not sure how to add NS or CAA records via your DNS provider, this guide will walk you through the process via some of the common DNS providers. Please find your DNS provider below and follow the process to complete the configuration. 

If you cannot find your DNS provider below, please reach out to us.

Before you go further, here are some quick explanations of the commonly used terminology used in the guide below. This will give you a better idea of what they mean and how they look like:

NS or CAA record setup

  • Record name: This is the record name assigned for your NS or CAA record (e.g. NS record: _acme-challenge.new.7533967.xyz; or CAA record: 7533967.xyz)

If you're configuring for a  root domain, enter '@' or leave blank (this may vary depending on the DNS provider, please double before proceeding, e.g. enter @ before 7533967.xyz)

In the case of a subdomain, enter only the subdomain (e.g. if the domain is _acme-challenge.new.7533967.xyz, then enter _acme-challenge.new before 7533967.xyz)

  • Content: During the NS/CAA setup process, you need to input the value of the record (NS record: dns.ssl.mlytics.co; or CAA record: 0 issue "letsencrypt.org").

For CAA, the content has 3 fields:
flag: 0 (non-critical) or 1 (critical);
tag: issue/issuewild/iodef ; and
tag value: the certificate authority who will issue a digital certificate, e.g. “letsencrypt.org”.

Find your DNS provider


AWS Route53

  1. Access your DNS via Amazon Route53
  2. Tick the checkbox next to the domain you added on Mlytics
  3. From the top menu, select 'Go To Record Sets'
  4. From the top menu, select 'Create Record Sets'

NS/CAA setup

  1. Fill in the sections as follows:
    • Name: Record name
    • Type: NS or CAA
    • TTL (seconds): Leave the TTL value as is
    • Value: Content
  2. Click 'Create Record Set'


Cloudflare

  1. Select the site you're using for your service
  2. Click the 'DNS' tab
  3. Click 'Add record'

NS/CAA record setup

  1. Select 'NS' or 'CAA' under 'Type'
  2. In the new row that appears, enter the following information:
    • Host: Record name
    • 'Value': Content
    • TTL: Leave the TTL value as is
  3. At the top or the bottom of the page, select the 'Save Zone File' button
  4. Click 'OK'


ClouDNS

  1. Access your 'DNS zone management' page
  2. Find the zone you'd like to use for your domain
  3. Click on the 'Add new record' button

NS/CAA record setup

  1. Choose 'NS' or 'CAA'
  2. Enter the following:
    • Type: NS or CAA
    • TTL: 1 Hour
    • Host: Record name
    • 'Value': Content

Constellix

Select 'Managed DNS' and select 'Domains' from the dropdown menu

NS/CAA record setup

  1. Select the domain you want to add an NS or CAA record
  2. Click the (+) icon to add a record
  3. Enter the following:
    • Type: NS or CAA
    • Name: Record name
    • TTL: 86400
    • Record mode: Standard
    • Geo Proximity: None
    • IP Filter: None
    • Disable Record: Do not check
    • 'Value': Content
    • Notes: Add a helpful note with keywords so you can search for your records later
  4. Click 'Save And Close' or 'Save And Continue'

GoDaddy

  1. Scroll down to the 'All Products and Services‘ section and click 'DNS'
  2. Click the 'Add' button below the list of existing records

NS/CAA record setup

  1. Under the 'Type' dropdown, select 'NS' or 'CAA'
  2. Enter the following information:
    • HostRecord name
    • 'Value'Content
    • TTL: Leave the TTL value as is
  3. Click 'Save'

Google Cloud DNS

  1. Access your account via Google Cloud DNS
  2. Go to 'Network services' > 'Cloud DNS'
  3. Click the zone where you want to add a recordset

NS/CAA record setup

  1. Click 'Add record set' and enter the following information:
    • DNS Name: Record name
    • Resource Record Type: NS or CAA
    • TTL: Leave the TTL value as is
    • 'Value': Content
  2. Click 'Create'

NS1

  1. Open the 'Zones' tab in the NS1 portal
  2. Click the name of the zone to which you want to add a record

NS/CAA record setup

Click the 'Add Record' button on the bottom left side of the screen and enter the following information:

  • Record Type: NS or CAA
  • Name: Record name
  • TTL: Leave the TTL value as is
  • Answers: Content

Namecheap

  1. Access your account via Namecheap
  2. Select 'Domain List' from the left side menu
  3. Click the 'Manage' button next to your domain
  4. Navigate to the 'Advanced DNS' tab

NS/CAA record setup

  1. Click the 'Add New Record' button in the 'Host Records' section and enter the following information:
    • Type: NS or CAA
    • Host: Record name
    • Value: Content
    • TTL: Leave the TTL value as is
  2. Click 'Save All Changes'