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Questions & Answers

QDo you support internationalized domain names?

Yes. Please see guide for more information.

QWhat are your name servers?

You can use the following name servers to delegate your domain to CustomDNS

  • ns1.nicmus.com — 45.79.91.198
  • ns2.nicmus.com — 172.104.237.4
  • ns3.nicmus.com — 45.79.189.47

Delegation can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours depending on your registrar.

QWhat kind of DNS records do you support?

We support the types supported by PowerDNS. However, DNSSEC is not supported at this time.

QCan I use your name servers for DNS resolution?

Due to potential for abuse, our name servers are authoritative only - that is they do not answer queries for domains not delegated to us.

QDo you support wild cards?

Yes, wild card records are fully supported. Wild cards in records are considered an advanced feature and require in-depth knowledge of DNS.

QWhat are e-mail forwards and how do I use them?

E-mail forwarding is provided by the "MBOXFW" record type. E-mail forwarding allows for email addressed to your domain to be forwarded to third party email services. For example, one might wish to have all email addressed to *@example.com forwarded to yourname@gmail.com.

To create an e-mail forward in the "Create Record" form for the zone in question:

  1. In the "Record Name" field, enter the email address that mail will be forwarded from
  2. Select "MBOXFW" from the "Record Type" selection menu
  3. In the "Record Content" field, enter the full email address that will receive the forwards

For e-mail forwarding to work, there must be an MX record in the zone pointing to mx1.nicmus.com

More information on Email Forwards.

QDo you log DNS queries?

Generally we do not log any queries to our name servers.

QAre there any limits to a Zone hosted with you?

No. There are no limits to zone size, queries, forwards, etc. However, if you abuse the account (spammers beware) your account will be terminated. See terms of service for details of the activities that constitute abuse.

QDo you offer any other services?

Stay tuned.

QQuestion not answered?

Send unanswered questions to info@customdns.ca.