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DNS Management in DirectAdmin

Here we will discuss the ways of managing your DNS through DirectAdmin with easy and simple steps. Click to get started.

Posted: 11 May, 19 Updated: 13 Feb, 23 by linda Y 1 Min

In this tutorial, we will take you through managing your DNS in DirectAdmin 

  • First, log in to the DirectAdmin panel.

  • Click ‘DNS Management’ from the ‘Your Account’ section.

DNS Management in DirectAdmin

  • Now we can see the zone files of your domain.

DNS Management in DirectAdmin

Common Records:

NS – Nameserver record. Specifies the hostname that was used to search the domain.

A – Address record. Matches the domain name to an IP address.

MX – Mail Exchange Record. It matches the list of servers that handles the mailing of the domain.

CNAME- Canonical Name record. It matches the domain name to an alias.

  • Select the corresponding record and click the ‘Delete Selected’ button if you want to delete any record.
  • If you want to add any record, you can add it in the section ‘Add Domain Records’

For example, to add a new ‘A’ record, insert the zone's name in the left column, followed by the IP in the right column, and then click on the ‘Add’ button.


  • You can modify the MX record by clicking the button ‘Modify MX records.

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  • If you want to delete any MX record, select the record and click ‘Delete Selected’.


  • If you want to add another MX record, we can add it in the section ‘Add Another MX record’ and click the ‘Add’ button.

These are the easy steps used in managing your DNS in DirectAdmin.

linda Y

linda Y

My name is Linda, I have Master degree in Information Technology Engineering. I have some experiences in working with Windows and Linux VPS and I have been working for 2 years on Virtualization and Hosting. 

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