Define the default domain settings

On the Domain Settings page, you can define the defaults that you want to apply to new domain registrations. When you initiate a new domain registration, the information you enter on this page is used to pre-fill the corresponding fields in the registration form.

Note: Even though the default settings pre-fill fields for new domain registrations, you can change what's in any of those fields before you submit the registration.

To access the Domain Settings page, in the Domains section of the Control Panel, click the Settings tab.


Default setting for new domains

Use the Default Settings For New Domains section to specify the settings that you want to apply to new domain registrations. Click Edit to access and configure the default settings, and click Save Default Settings to save your settings.

 

Default setting for new domains

 

Registration Settings

Click the associated checkboxes to enable or disable the setting.

  • Queue All Unprocessed Orders—When this feature is enabled, the OpenSRS system automatically queues transactions if a supplier (registry) is offline or having communications problems. Once the supplier is available, the queued registration requests are automatically processed.
  • Process Immediately—Process the registration request immediately.

Domain Settings

  • Auto-renew—When this feature is enabled, domains are automatically renewed before their expiration date.
  • Lock Domain—When this feature is enabled, transfers and DNS modification cannot be made until the domains are unlocked.
  • Contact Privacy—When this feature is enabled, the identity of the Registrant is hidden when anyone does a WHOIS lookup on the domain.

Technical Contact Info

Enter the default contact information for the person you want to be contacted for any technical issues.

Default nameserver settings

Use the Default Nameservers Settings section to view and edit the nameserver settings that you want to apply to new domain registrations; you can later edit any of these settings for specific domains. Click Edit to access and configure the default settings, and click Saveto save your settings.

 

Default nameserver settings

 

In the Provider section, click a button to choose one of the following:

  • Use Our Nameservers—All domains will be assigned the default OpenSRS nameservers; this is required if you want to take advantage of DNS/Zone features.
    The default nameservers are ns1.systemdns.com, ns2.systemdns.com, and ns3.systemdns.com
  • Park with Ads—Domains will display a customized page containing sponsored ads that generate revenue whenever a visitor clicks on one of the links. Domains are assigned the default parking nameservers.
  • Use Your Own Nameservers—Allows you to specify your own nameservers, minimum two required. If you choose this option, DNS/zone information will not be active, which means that any existing forwarding and DNS options will be disabled.

Manage DNS templates

Use the Manage DNS Templates section to create templates with your most frequently used zone settings so that when you register a domain, you simply select a template and the associated zone settings are automatically applied. Click Edit to access and configure the default settings, and click Save DNS Settings to save your settings.

 

Manage DNS templates

 

To create or edit a DNS template

1. Do one of the following:

  • To create a new template, enter a name and description for the template in the Name and Description fields. These fields are required.
    Note: The template name can be a maximum of 50 characters.
  • To edit an existing template, choose the template from the DNS Template drop-down list. The zone settings that have already been defined are displayed.

2. Make any required changes to the existing settings.

3. To add a new record to the template, from the Add Record drop-down list, choose the record type that you want to add to the template, and then complete the corresponding fields.

  • A Record—Maps the domain name to its IP address. You can specify an IP Address for each A record that you add to the template.
  • AAAA Record—Maps the domain name to its IPv6 address. Internet Protocol version 6 is a next generation Internet Protocol version designed as the successor to version 4. It is normally written as eight groups of four hexadecimal digits (i.e 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334)
  • CNAME Record—Points to another hostname. Hostname is the FQDN of the domain that you want to access.
  • MX Record—The destination where email is sent. Hostname is the FQDN of the domain to which you want to point. Priority is the priority of the target host; a lower value means more preferred. The preference can be any number from 0 to 255.
  • SRV Record—The location of the service. Hostname is the FQDN of the domain to which you want to point. Priority is the priority of the target host; a lower value means more preferred. The preference can be any number from 0 to 255. Weight is a relative weight for records with the same priority. Port is the TCP or UDP port on which the service is to be found.
  • TXT Record—Allows you to attach comments to a hostname, for example, SPF data to validate that email is being sent from the IP address of the domain's mail server. Enter the comments that you want to include in the Text field, to a maximum of 254 characters.
  • Subdomain—The third level of the domain name, such as www or ftp.

4. Click Save DNS Settings.

End user contact settings

Use the Manage End-user Contact Settings section configure or edit the default technical information that is sent for all new registrations. Click Edit to access and configure the default settings, and click Save Settings to save your settings.

 

End user contact settings
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