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DNS changes

In this document we refer to DNS changes for genenetwork.

Moving from godaddy to dnsimple

We are moving thing to a new DNS hosting service. We have accounts on both. To move a domain:

  • Sign in to your GoDaddy account.
  • Export the DNS record to a file
  • Print the DNS settings to a PDF
  • On GoDaddy disable WHOIS privacy protection (on the domains table)
  • On GoDaddy start a transfer from DNSsimple to get an auth code

+ Set up DNS delegation to point to DNSimple, in addition to GoDaddy servers so you see Domain Privacy: Inactive on the domain settings page + Click your username at the top right of the page. + Select My Products. + Click Manage next to the relevant domain. + Scroll down to manage domain/settings and Additional Settings. + Transfer away + Click Get authorization code. Note: If you have more than 6 domains in your account, click Email my code

  • On DNSimple add the authorisation code under Tamara

+ Set transfer on DNSimple - tick DNS box + Check the `DNS on' switch - it may not be completely automatic + Cherk record on DNSimple + Check transfer with `dig $mydomain NS`

  • Import DNS settings on DNSimple (cut-N-paste)

+ Edit delegation - make sure the delegation box is set

  • Approve transfer on GoDaddy a few minutes later (!!), see

+ https://dcc.godaddy.com/control/transfers

  • Add DNSSec
  • Test

+ dig $mydomain [NS] + dig $mydomain @ns1.dnsimple.com NS + dig $mydomain +trace + whois $mydomain (check for privacy setting!) + https://dnssec-analyzer.verisignlabs.com/$mydomain

For UTHSC services the following primary DNS should be used:

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