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Timothy Dutton

Joined: 2/11/2016

Post setting up dynamic dns for only specific subdomains
Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:32:43 PM

Hello,

I have a domain where there is a main site hosted at an isp where the main DNS settings are. For example, mysite.com is hosted at myhost.com and myhost.com handles DNS. However, I am setting up a test server and an api server that my need dynamic DNS. I have tried to set this up. Can you please tell me what is the IP address at Dynu where I point the subdomains? And does this look right?:

At myhost.com
Added A record: subdomain api (for api.mysite.com) points to 173.208.132.91 (Is this Dynu IP address?)
Added A record: subdomain servtest (for servtest.mysite.com) points to 173.208.132.91

At Dynu:
set up top level domain mysite.com to forward to the IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx of my api/test server

Am I doing this correctly?

Timothy Wilkins

Joined: 5/3/2002

Post Re: setting up dynamic dns for only specific subdomains
Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:54:50 PM

Here are the settings that you should configure:

At your current host:
Add NS records for api.yoursite.com and servtest.yoursite.com to use the following name servers:

NS1.DYNU.COM
NS2.DYNU.COM
NS3.DYNU.COM
NS4.DYNU.COM
NS5.DYNU.COM

At Dynu:
Sign up for dynamic DNS service for api.yoursite.com and servtest.yoursite.com at https://www.dynu.com/ControlPanel/AddDDNS and point them to your api/test server IP.

Stewart Robbins

Joined: 3/12/2017

timothytw wrote:Here are the settings that you should configure:

At your current host:
Add NS records for api.yoursite.com and servtest.yoursite.com to use the following name servers:

NS1.DYNU.COM
NS2.DYNU.COM
NS3.DYNU.COM
NS4.DYNU.COM
NS5.DYNU.COM

At Dynu:
Sign up for dynamic DNS service for api.yoursite.com and servtest.yoursite.com at https://www.dynu.com/ControlPanel/AddDDNS and point them to your api/test server IP.


This Doesn't make any sense as api.yoursite.com is a sub domain and hosting companies don't allow you to add a subdomain like api.yoursite.com and point it to different name servers than your yoursite.com (main) domain.

Timothy Wilkins

Joined: 5/3/2002

u2live79 wrote:
timothytw wrote:Here are the settings that you should configure:

At your current host:
Add NS records for api.yoursite.com and servtest.yoursite.com to use the following name servers:

NS1.DYNU.COM
NS2.DYNU.COM
NS3.DYNU.COM
NS4.DYNU.COM
NS5.DYNU.COM

At Dynu:
Sign up for dynamic DNS service for api.yoursite.com and servtest.yoursite.com at https://www.dynu.com/ControlPanel/AddDDNS and point them to your api/test server IP.


This Doesn't make any sense as api.yoursite.com is a sub domain and hosting companies don't allow you to add a subdomain like api.yoursite.com and point it to different name servers than your yoursite.com (main) domain.


If your DNS service provider does not have the infrastructure to assign name servers to sub domain names, you can work around it by signing up a free third level domain name say testapi.ddnsfree.com at https://www.dynu.com/en-US/ControlPanel/AddDDNS by using option 1. Then at your DNS service provider, you can add a CNAME record for api.yoursite.com to point to testapi.ddnsfree.com.

For the record, Dynu does allow you to add custom name servers for your sub domain names if you have your main domain name hosted here.

Last edited by Timothy Wilkins on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:23 PM


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