Which settings can I configure with the "Expert mode" and where can I find it?

The Expert Mode enables you to configure advanced DNS settings for your domain(s).

Expert Mode

Please click on DOMAINS All Domains in the menu on the left in order to activate the Expert Mode.

Domain Navigation Interface

Selection

Please click on the domain that you want to configure.

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Activate the Expert Mode

Please check the box Expert Mode in the configuration menu at the top.

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Advanced settings

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Expert Mode: Catchall / Wildcard

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The function Catchall / Wildcard enables to extend the DNS configuration of the main domain to the www. and all other *. subdomains.

If these subdomains do not yet exist, they are created automatically when you activate this option.

After the initial implementation it can take up to twelve hours until the new information is published in the DNS.

Please note that the wildcard * replaces everything what is left of the dot. Thus, it will be possible to reach www2.mydomain.com or abc.mydomain.com.

Expert Mode: Authorization Code

Request Auth Code

The Auth Code is the password for a domain transfer. It is required if you want to transfer a domain to another provider.

By clicking on the button Request Auth Code via e-mail the Auth Code will be submitted to the e-mail address of the dd24 account owner.

With this Auth Code, you can initiate a transfer via another provider.

Please note

Not all TLDs require a Auth Code for a transfer.

Expert Mode: Advanced settings

  • A SRV (Service record) is a specification of data in the DNS defining the location, i.e. the hostname and port number, of servers for specified services. To add an SRV record in dd24 it will be required to create a sub-domain like "_sip._tcp.example.com" first. _sip._tcp.example.com. 86400 IN SRV 0 5 5060 sipserver.example.com. In this example the SRV record points to a server named sipserver.example.com listening on TCP port 5060 for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) protocol services. The priority given is 0, and the weight is 5.
  • A NAPTR (Naming Authority Pointer) is a type of resource record. It is used to assign DNS names and other information to server addresses. The NAPTR record is an extension of the classic records (including SRV records).
  • Via TXT-Record you can enter a free text or a SPF-Record.
  • It is also possible to adjust the TTL temporarily (for a few days) to a lower value. This can be useful if you want to change the A record and if you want to ensure that this change is published as soon as possible in the DNS. Please keep in mind to change the TTL value to "300 seconds" at least 24 hours prior to the actual change, since the TTL must be published in the DNS in the first place as well.

Expert Mode: Whois Banner

In the section Whois Banner you can enter a promotional text or additional information that will be shown in the whois output of your domain.

Example: "Please register your domains at ..........."

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