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Switching to QUIC.cloud DNS

QUIC.cloud’s own DNS solution is provided free of charge and allows you to use your root domain with QUIC.cloud CDN, if you wish. If you want to know more before you switch, check out our blog post introducing QUIC.cloud DNS.

Import Existing DNS Records to QUIC.cloud

Making QUIC.cloud your DNS provider takes only a few steps.

  1. From your dashboard, click on DNS Zones in the top menu.
  2. Click the +Add New Domain to DNS Zones link.
  3. Enter your domain name and press the Add Domain button.

DNS Records

QUIC.cloud will attempt to detect your current DNS records. This may take a few minutes. Once detection is complete, you will be asked to confirm that your DNS information is correct. Accept all of the detected records, or uncheck any that you no longer need, and click the + Enable and Add Records button.

Update Your Nameservers

Once your DNS records have been imported into QUIC.cloud, you will need to instruct your domain registrar where to find your DNS records.

Your domain registrar (the provider you purchased your domain name from, which is not necessarily the same as your hosting provider) still has your previous DNS provider’s nameservers on file. You’ll need to change them to QUIC.cloud’s nameservers.

QUIC.cloud Nameservers

Change the NS1 and NS2 records at your domain registrar, to match those displayed in your QUIC.cloud DNS Zone. If your domain registrar has additional records (NS3, NS4, etc.) remove those values. You should only have QUIC.cloud-provided NS records at your domain registrar. Each domain registrar has its own process for updating nameservers, so you might have to check your registrar’s documentation for instructions. Here is Hostinger’s documentation, for example.

Once you’ve updated your domain registrar, come back to your QUIC.cloud DNS Zone and click the Refresh Status link.

Verify

After the above steps are complete, you can check the status of your domain’s DNS with a tool like DNSChecker.org. There are typically delays due to DNS caching, but if your DNS has still not propagated after 24 hours, please open a support ticket and we’ll look into it.

FAQ

What do I do if I need to update my DNS after switching?

When you switch to QUIC.cloud DNS, any future additions or edits that you want to make to DNS records (for example, creating or modifying MX records for a new email provider) will be done via the QUIC.cloud DNS Zones interface. You will no longer update DNS records with your hosting provider as before.

Can I switch back to my hosting provider for DNS?

Yes. If you stop using QUIC.cloud CDN, or you have some other reason to change DNS providers, you may do so at any time. You are not locked into QUIC.cloud DNS.

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