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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.