Our DNS servers are:
The ns4.yourdomainprovider.net is optional and is expected only if you plan to receive a lot of traffic from Asia and Oceania, it's best to leave it out.
NB! If you want to change to external DNS servers, you must do so through "Domains > Search > [click on domain name] > Edit". If you change the DNS servers here, this will be passed on to the registrar. These DNS servers are what is used to resolve the domain name.
What is a host (glue record)?
To be able to include your own domain as a domain in the nameserver, a GLUE record must be created at the registry. A GLUE record indicates at which IP addresses a certain sub-domain can be found.
GLUE records must be created in our portal, on the domain's overview page, under the "Hosts" heading
Clicking on the green button with the + opens another page. An IP address can be specified there (per subdomain).
In the example below, a first name server is created at the IP address 127.0.0.1
What is a DNS SEC?
DNSSEC is an extension to the Domain Name System (DNS). DNSSEC fixes a number of vulnerabilities in DNS, making the 'signposting' of the internet safer and more trusted.
When using DNSSEC, a 'fingerprint' of the DNS servers used is passed on to the Registry. Changes to the DNS can be made without any problem and will simply be allowed. However, it is not possible to just start using other DNS servers. To do this, the used DNSSEC setting must first be removed.
It is advisable to do this before a domain is transferred, because not every registrar removes the DNSSEC settings when a domain is added.
In the screenshot above (by the padlock icon) you can see at a glance that the top domain name does not have DNSSEC, and the bottom domain name does.
If you want to add DNSSEC within our portal, you do so on the overview page for the domain name (Domains - Search - [click on the domain name]. There are two input fields under the columns with Contacts, Information and Actions. The left one is for GLUE- records and the judge for DNSSEC Clicking on the green + button opens a new page where the DNSSEC data must be entered.
The data to be entered here will have to be created on the DNS servers used for this domain. If you use ours, you do so as follows:
- Open the DNS overview (Domains - search - [click on the DNS icon, on the right] or [click on the domain name] - click on DNS (under 'Products'.
- Select "Add DNSSEC". After a few seconds, a block with the name "SecDNS keys" will appear at the bottom left of the DNS overview. At the bottom of this block is a link: "+ Add this key to the domain at the registry"
- Click that link. The screen shown above (empty) now appears, but with the fields filled. Click the "Add" button. The data is now passed on to the Registry.
Depending on the Registry, it can take 2 to 24 hours for DNSSEC to be tested.
At https://www.dnssec.nl/home.html you will find all (technical) information about DNSSEC that you need to better secure your domain names.
What is a premium domain name?
A premium domain is a domain name which, as the name suggests, is 'worth' a lot more than a non-generic domain name.
'Premium' domains come in two types:
- Domain names of older extensions with a very generic name, such as bicycle.nl or travel.com, which have been registered for years. Because they have already built up a lot of 'value', they are worth a lot of money when sold.
- Domain names that use the new gTLDs with a very generic or company name that has not yet been registered, but which is expected to gain a lot of 'value'. With the latter variant, the registry that offers the extension will charge a much higher purchase and renewal price than is the case with the old extensions.
Examples of such premium domains are, for example, gold.watch or healthy.club.
These premium domain names often meet the following conditions:
- The domain name is short
- The domain name is easy to remember
- The domain name is easy to spell
- The domain name is generic
- The domain name is related to a product and therefore has a high commercial value
- The domain name is in the language of the associated extension (TLD)
- The domain name corresponds to a place name
Since the costs of a premium domain name are generally higher than for a 'normal' domain name with the same extension, these domains cannot be registered directly. However, you can always contact Support to find out what such a domain name should cost.
What is ICANN?
ICANN is the umbrella organization that oversees all gTLDs and newTLDs
ICANN is a non-profit organization that performs a number of Internet-related tasks, such as granting and specifying top-level domains, domain name mapping, and distribution of IP numbers. All gTLDs and newTLDs are subject to ICANN regulations. ICANN stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Official website: https://www.icann.org/