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Jiriteach

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#275660 2-Sep-2020 18:49
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Hi - I am currently using Discount Domains but their new web portal is buggy and slow.

 

I am looking for a domain name registar with redirect/forwarder capability.
ie. Being able to add my own CNAME and MX, TXT etc. records but set the A record to their forwarded and then be able to redirect subdomains - 

 

e.g. 

 

mail.domainname.co.nz - mail.office365.com
drive.domainname.co.nz - user.onedrive.com

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks


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  #2555920 2-Sep-2020 19:37
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Cloudflare.com

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  #2555923 2-Sep-2020 19:50
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sheldonlendrum: Cloudflare.com

 

Yup - I that was an option but wanted to have the registar and these capabilities together.
Cloudflare does offer 3 or so redirect setups free?

 

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  #2555965 2-Sep-2020 20:50
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Cloudflare can act as a registrar, but only for selected TLDs, and .nz is not one of them.

 

Metaname.nz would be my recommendation.


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  #2555973 2-Sep-2020 21:03
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Jiriteach:

 

Hi - I am currently using Discount Domains but their new web portal is buggy and slow.

 

I am looking for a domain name registar with redirect/forwarder capability.
ie. Being able to add my own CNAME and MX, TXT etc. records but set the A record to their forwarded and then be able to redirect subdomains - 

 

e.g. 

 

mail.domainname.co.nz - mail.office365.com
drive.domainname.co.nz - user.onedrive.com

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks

 

 

I'm not sure I fully understand this. What do you mean by forwarding?

 

A Canononical name (CNAME) lets you point one record to another, eg your bottom examples.

 

You create a CNAME record for 'mail' which poitns to 'mail.office365.com." and then if someone looks it up in the DNS, it comes back as an alias.

 

If you're setting MX records then you're not forwarding email from the registrar, you're just creating a DNS record.

 

When I first read your headline I thought you meant forwarding a web URL. Metaname will definitely do this.





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namecheap.com

 

 

 

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  #2556099 3-Sep-2020 06:57
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BlakJak:

 

If you're setting MX records then you're not forwarding email from the registrar, you're just creating a DNS record.

 

 

In addition to this, if you are creating an MX records, these must specify hosts with valid A (and possibly AAAA) records. Use of a CNAME in an MX record is not permitted. The MX record would need to specify mail.office365.com directly, not mail.domainname.co.nz.

 

If your domain provider doesn't offer a configurable DNS service, you can always host this elsewhere. You could setup an account at https://dns.he.net and set the nameserver records for the domain to those of he.net.


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  #2556102 3-Sep-2020 07:01
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BlakJak:

 

Jiriteach:

 

Hi - I am currently using Discount Domains but their new web portal is buggy and slow.

 

I am looking for a domain name registar with redirect/forwarder capability.
ie. Being able to add my own CNAME and MX, TXT etc. records but set the A record to their forwarded and then be able to redirect subdomains - 

 

e.g. 

 

mail.domainname.co.nz - mail.office365.com
drive.domainname.co.nz - user.onedrive.com

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks

 

 

I'm not sure I fully understand this. What do you mean by forwarding?

 

A Canononical name (CNAME) lets you point one record to another, eg your bottom examples.

 

You create a CNAME record for 'mail' which poitns to 'mail.office365.com." and then if someone looks it up in the DNS, it comes back as an alias.

 

If you're setting MX records then you're not forwarding email from the registrar, you're just creating a DNS record.

 

When I first read your headline I thought you meant forwarding a web URL. Metaname will definitely do this.

 

 

Its more redirect.

 

CNAME record for mail pointing to mail.office365.com will work
CNAME record for say drive point to domain.onedrive.com will not work so the ability to setup an HTTP redirect.

 

I've moved my domains to Metaname now as all is working. They do have HTTP redirect which can be used when I dont have any DNS records. Using Cloudflare at the moment with page rules to accomplish some of this.


 
 
 
 


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SiteHost support this, documentation.


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  #2556117 3-Sep-2020 08:28
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Metaname will do what you want I think?


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Latest reply from OP a couple of posts up: "I've moved my domains to Metaname now as all is working."





 

 

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