What We’ve Shipped: DNS Editor & DNS API

Our most requested feature is now rolling out on Bytemark Panel – you can now now edit, add or remove DNS records from Panel with our easy to use DNS editor.

What is DNS?

DNS stands for Domain Name System. Without DNS, you’d need to enter 80.68.81.80 to access the Bytemark website. With DNS, you enter bytemark.co.uk, DNS returns 80.68.81.80 and your browser does the rest. Much easier to remember!

Content DNS and Symbiosis

Historically, all DNS records on Bytemark Cloud were handled by our Content DNS system. This system is superb if you wish to programatically update your DNS records via Symbiosis and we will continue to offer and support this service. To register a domain and continue to use our Content DNS system, simply tick ‘Use legacy nameservers for Symbiosis DNS’ during the registration process.

For customers with simpler requirements, we now offer a simple DNS editor, controlled by a easy-to-use from within Bytemark Panel. New domains registered will default to our new DNS editor, and existing domains can be migrated by updating their nameserver settings within Panel.

DNS API

For advanced requirements, we also offer a comprehensive API, documented here. With this API, you can:

  • Add, update and remove DNS records
  • Add, update and remove domains on our DNS system
  • Check the status of our DNS system

How to use the DNS Editor

To use the DNS editor for new domains:

  1. Login to Bytemark Panel
  2. Click ‘Domains’
  3. Register your new domain
  4. Scroll down to ‘DNS Editor’ and click ‘Add Record’
  5. Add your first record to your new domain – we’ll add some essential records (SOA & NS) automatically

To use the DNS editor for domains you already own elsewhere:

  1. Login to Bytemark Panel
  2. Click ‘Domains’
  3. Click ‘Add Domain’
  4. Enter your domain name and contact your domain registrar to update its nameservers within the details provided
  5. Use our DNS editor to add the records you require.

Thanks for reading!

These features are rolling out to all customers today. As ever, we plan to continue to develop Bytemark Cloud over time with more features that are useful to you. If you have feedback or feature suggestions we’d love to hear them – please send me an email [peter.white[at]bytemark.co.uk] – or make a reply on our customer forum here – I’d love to talk to you.