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Quickstart

Reviewed on 26 May 2021Published on 26 May 2021

Scaleway DNS is a managed DNS service that allows you to easily configure the DNS zones of your domains. It provides support for queries via both IPv4 and IPv6 and supports all common types of DNS records. Scaleway DNS is currently available for you to manage your DNS zones for external domains (domains created at external registrars).

Requirements:

How to add external domains

  1. Click DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The DNS creation page displays.

  2. Enter the external domain name in the box and click the search icon to verify the domain exists. Once verified, the following message displays:

  3. Click Next to validate your domain name. The validation instructions display.

    Add a TXT record to the root zone of the domain at your current registrar to validate the domain ownership.

    Note:

    TXT means Text record and it is used to carry machine-readable data such as information for automated domain validation.

    Copy the token displayed and create a TXT record with the name _scaleway-challenge within your current DNS zone as instructed:

    Important:

    The token’s presence will be checked regularly. If it has not been set within 48 hours, the external domain will be deleted from the service.

  4. Click Manage as External Domain once you have set up the record in your current DNS zone. The list of your external domains displays. The status of any ongoing DNS challenges is visible through blue dot on the left-side of the domain name:

    Once the record has been validated, the dot turns green and you will receive an e-mail with further instructions on how to update your domain's DNS servers.

Update the name server information at your current registrar once the domain name is validated in order to link your existing domain name with your Scaleway Domains DNS zone.

Note:

Scaleway’s DNS servers are:

  • ns0.dom.scw.cloud
  • ns1.dom.scw.cloud

You can verify whether the association of your domain has been successfully completed by checking the Nameservers list in the Domain Information page.

Important:

If the entire process is not completed after 14 days, the domains are deleted from the DNS and you will have to start over. E-mails reminding you to complete the process are sent on days 7 and 13.

How to add a new DNS zone

  1. Click DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The DNS zone dashboard displays.

  2. Click «See more Icon», then More info next to the relevant domain. The Domain Information page displays.

  3. Click + Add Zone to create a new DNS zone. A pop up box displays.

  4. Enter a name for the new zone and conclude by clicking Add Zone.

How to delete an existing DNS zone

  1. Click DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The DNS zone dashboard displays.

  2. Click «See more Icon», then More info next to the relevant domain. The Domain Information page displays.

  3. Click the Zones tab. A list of the zones configured within the selected domain displays.

  4. Click «See more Icon», then Delete in the Zones page to delete a zone. A pop up asks you to confirm the action.

  5. Type DELETE in the pop-up form and click Delete this zone.

    Important:

    Be careful! This will permanently delete your zone and all its associated data will be lost. This action is irreversible.

How to add DNS records

  1. Click DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The DNS zone dashboard displays.

  2. Click «See more Icon», then More info next to the domain you want to manage. The Domain Information page displays.

  3. Click the Zones tab. A list of the zones configured within the selected domain displays.

  4. Click the name of the DNS zone you want to edit. A list of the zone’s records displays.

  5. Click + Add records to add a new record to your DNS zone. A pop up displays.

  6. Fill-in the required information for the record, then confirm by clicking Add Records.

How to delete DNS records

  1. Click DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The DNS zone dashboard displays.

  2. Click «See more Icon», then More info next to the domain you want to manage. The Domain Information page displays.

  3. Click the Zones tab. A list of the zones configured within the selected domain displays.

  4. Click «Delete Icon». A pop up displays.

  5. Click Delete this record to remove the record from the zone.