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Increase Your Website Security With Domain Name Security Extensions

Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) increase your website’s security by authenticating the origin of the DNS data. It is a powerful DNS option that activates another level of security to your domain name and website by adding a digital signature record known as DS to the DNS information.

How to use DNSSEC?

You can use it by upgrading to Premium DNS and then you can enable DNSSEC in your account.

How to upgrade to Premium DNS and use DNSSEC?

  1. Visit your domain portfolio on your products page at Sangkrit.net
  2. Select the domain name and open its management
  3. Select the option to subscribe and add the Premium DNS
  4. You can now enable DNSSEC over your domains

All you need to do is enable DNSSEC and the system will take care of the zone signing process on your behalf. There are no complex options to set like general DNS and self-managed DNSSEC which is used when you are not using Sangkrit.net nameservers.

There are some country code domain names such as .IN .US .DE that doesn’t work with secondary DNS, those users may use the Domain Ownership Protection option with Website Security.

Preventing Domain Downtime By Adding A Secondary DNS

You can keep your business always online by configuring an additional set of nameservers on your domain name.

DNS is the Domain Name System which is also known as Domain Name Server. Its work is to convert alphabetical names called Domain Names into numeric IP addresses so that the end user can simply remember the domain name and not the IP addresses.

For example: What happens when someone gives you his contact number? He tells you a set of numbers. If the domain name system wouldn’t there on the internet then people would have to give numbers instead of domain names just as it happens in the case of mobile numbers. DNS is the spine of the internet, it works everywhere on the web.

How to access DNS?

Simply sign in to your Sangkrit.net account and follow these steps:

  1. Visit your Domain Portfolio
  2. Tap on your domain name
  3. Select Manage DNS
  4. Manage DNS for any domain

Here you can enter the name servers or IP address to make your domain open your website or let you send emails. In general, you have two name servers that you get while subscribing to a hosting option at Sangkrit.net and in most plans, it is automatically updated by the system.

In special cases of Dedicated Servers etc, you need to update it on your own or with the help of the online support team. This is called working with the DNS.

What is secondary DNS?

Secondary DNS offers you an additional set of name servers to keep your website live in case primary DNS is down.

How does secondary DNS works?

This additional set of name servers of secondary DNS keeps your domain’s zone file backed up automatically to that second set of nameservers.

If the first i.e. default set of nameservers goes down, the secondary DNS automatically sends a request to the backups that have a zone file identical to the primary set of nameservers.

How to use secondary DNS?

In order to use secondary DNS, you must have Sangkrit.net’s Premium DNS on your domain. You can easily add by visiting your domain portfolio on your products page at Sangkrit.net.

Next, select the domain name to open its management and you will see an option to subscribe and add the Premium DNS. It provides you the option and support to use secondary DNS for your website.

Configuring Reverse DNS On Your Dedicated Server

DNS i.e., the Domain Name Server also known as Domain Name System is the hierarchical and decentralized system of identifying systems reachable through the Internet Protocol networks.

It works by looking up your website by finding its domain name and then locating its associated IP address. Whereas, the reverse DNS first looks up for an IP address and then locates the associated domain name.

At SANGKRIT.net, you can easily set up a reverse DNS (rDNS) lookup for your Dedicated Server. To start, simply login to your SANGKRIT.net account and follow these steps:

  1. Visit your My Products page
  2. Click Servers
  3. Next to your server, click Manage
  4. Enter the domain name you want to be associated with the server IP address, in the DNS record field
  5. Now click Update

The system will start an automated process of completing the reverse DNS setup. This can take up to 48 hours for the changes to propagate to your server.

You should also know that, when you run your own email server, and configure DNS to point to your domain name, there are some servers that are going to reject emails from IP addresses when not having an rDNS. The reverse DNS also helps when you need to troubleshoot your network while running a traceroute etc.

How To Set Up Nameservers On Dedicated Server?

Nameservers are used for masking IP addresses to domain names.

Although, you can directly mask an IP address to different records of your domain name to make it functional. But doing nameserver setup lets you enlist all domain records in your nameservers to use them on your domain (website & email, etc).

Configuring Nameservers On Dedicated Server (Via WHM):

  1. Log in to your SANGKRIT.net account
  2. Open the Products page and click the Servers tab
  3. Click Launch (Next to the account, you want to use)
  4. Click Manage Server (WHM) 
  5. Click Proceed

Once, your are logged in to your server, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to WHM’s Nameserver Selection interface via WHM -> Home -> Service Configuration -> Nameserver Selection
  2. Select the desired nameserver software
  3. Click Save

To configure your default nameservers:

  1. Navigate to WHM’s Basic WebHost Manager Setup interface via WHM -> Home -> Server Configuration -> Basic WebHost Manager Setup
  2. Enter the desired nameserver names in the text boxes
  3. Click Save

Remember, the name must prefix, a dot (.), and your domain. For instance: ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com.

Next, you will need to add the IP address to your nameservers:

  1. Navigate to WHM’s Add a New IP Address interface via WHM -> Home -> IP Functions -> Add a New IP Address
  2. Here you may either enter the main IP address or the IP address range (if you have) in the New IP or IP range to add text box
  3. Enter the subnet mask in the Select a subnet mask for the IP or IPs above to use text box
  4. Enter any IP addresses that you wish to exclude in the IPs and IP ranges to exclude from the range of new IPs text box
  5. Click Submit

Creating A or AAAA entries on your nameservers:

  1. Access WHM’s Basic WebHost Manager Setup interface via WHM -> Home -> Server Configuration -> Basic WebHost Manager Setup
  2. In the Nameservers text box, click Configure Address Records
  3. Update the IP addresses in the appropriate text boxes
  4. Click Configure Address Records
  5. Click Close

Repeat same steps for each of your nameserver.

For creating entries of your hostname:

  1. Again, move to WHM’s Add an A Entry for Your Hostname interface via WHM -> Home -> DNS Functions -> Add an A Entry for Your Hostname
  2. Enter your server’s IP address in the text box
  3. Click Add Entry

Next, you will need to register the same nameservers on your SANGKRIT.net account from your domain management section. You will need to change the nameservers of your domain to use these new domain nameservers.

Simply login to your SANGKRIT.net account and follow these steps:

  1. Vist your products page, in the Domains heading, click Manage
  2. Locate the domain for which you wish to set up your nameservers
  3. Click the settings icon and select Manage DNS.
  4. Click the Settings tab and click Manage under the Host Names setting
  5. Click Add Hostname and enter the primary nameserver’s name (for example, ns1)
  6. Enter the primary nameserver’s IP address in the IP Address text box and click Add.
  7. Now, repeat the same steps for your secondary nameserver, this time use another nameserver such as ns2
  8. Click Save. Then, click Edit Nameservers and select Custom option
  9. Enter the full names of your two nameservers. (For instance: ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com)
  10. Click OK and then Save your changes

That’s it. The DNS propagation takes some time to spread the domain’s new DNS records across the internet. So, allow it twenty-four hours and your settings will start to work.

Enable Remote Domains To Resolve Addon Domain Error On WHM/cPanel

Remote domain is a WHM option that allows users to create parked domains (aliases) and addon domains to resolve to other servers. By default this setting is turned to off. Hence, sometimes causes a common issue while adding addon domains in cPanel of any WHM of VPS or Dedicated Server.

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Creating Free Business Email Accounts On Your Web Hosting At SANGKRIT.net

Apart from Business Class Emails that not only provides email addresses on your own domain but also professional inbox interface with online storage and tools, you can create free unlimited email accounts on your domain hosting without additionally paying for any resources.

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How To Resolve “Site Not Found” & “Time Out” Errors With Premium DNS?

You can easily make use of premium DNS to keep your website safe and always available to your visitors. Likewise every domain name is given a series of numbers called IP address — for example, the IP address for anything.com is 70.289.342.211. It is the IP number only that your browser uses to locate your or any particular website.

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