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How to configure DNS zones

Reviewed on 08 February 2024Published on 31 October 2022

A DNS zone is a distinct part of the domain namespace and allows granular control of DNS components.

It contains configuration stored in multiple DNS records. Each record consists at minimum of a type, a time to live (TTL) and a value. For example, type A records contain information to resolve a domain name to its associated IP address.

Each Zone Name created translates into a Domain Name. For example the zone myzone in the domain example.com becomes myzone.example.com. This works also on multiple levels, meaning that the zone myzone.subdomain becomes the domain name myzone.subdomain.example.com.

Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed, or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have linked your domain with Scaleway DNS

How to add a new DNS zone

  1. Click Domains and DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Domains and DNS dashboard displays.
  2. Click the domain for which you want to add a DNS zone. The Domain Information page displays.
  3. Click the DNS Zones tab. A list of the DNS zones you have configured within the selected domain displays.
    Note

    The Root zone is always available, by default. This zone is directly associated with the domain name and cannot be deleted. It will only be removed from the DNS when its associated domain name is deleted.

  4. Click «Plus Icon» and Add zone to create a new DNS zone. A pop-up box displays with the estimated cost for your DNS zone.
  5. Enter a name for the new zone and click Add zone.

How to edit an existing DNS zone name

  1. Click Domains and DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Domains and DNS dashboard displays.
  2. Click the domain for which you want to edit a DNS zone. The Domain Information page displays.
  3. Click the DNS Zones tab. A list of the DNS zones you have configured within the selected domain displays.
  4. Click «See more Icon», then Edit name to edit a zone’s name.
  5. Enter a new name in the pop-up box, then click Edit Name to confirm.

How to delete an existing DNS zone

  1. Click Domains and DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Domains and DNS dashboard displays.
  2. Click the domain for which you want to delete a DNS zone. The Domain Information page displays.
  3. Click the DNS Zones tab. A list of the DNS zones you have configured within the selected domain displays.
  4. Click «See more Icon», then click Delete.
  5. Type DELETE in the pop-up form and click Delete zone to confirm the action.
See also
How to configure DNSSEC for an internal domainHow to manage DNS records
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