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Need help with DNS

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by nYXem, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. nYXem

    nYXem Power Member

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    Sorry I didn't find any appropriate section to put it, hence posting it here.
    Here's my question.

    Lets say I've a site at mysite.com hosted on a shared host and using the nameservers provided by them.
    Now I want to use a subdomain, say sub.mysite.com and point it to a Google App Engine app using their CNAME records.
    Now the two are possible separately I know that.
    But is it possible to keep the settings, like domain using external nameservers(that of my shared hosting provider) and subdomain using CNAME records of Google?
    By the way, the domain registrar is Dynadot.

    Please help. Extremely urgent.
     
  2. Greeneye

    Greeneye Junior Member

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    I'm not 100% sure. Though, I'm pretty sure you get something like this when you setup gmail as your mail server and point mail.yoursite.com to google.
     
  3. nYXem

    nYXem Power Member

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    Yeah its similar. Something like mail.mysite.com is nothing but a subdomain which can be pointed to Google and used with Gmail. But my problem is a bit different. I want to keep using external nameservers for the domain and Google CNAME records for the subdomain.
     
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    I do this all the time but I don't think it's possible without another HG account. You'll have to contact them for details on their service.

    Here is how I do it. I do this for sending emails from subdomains with each sub on a unique IP so if one IP gets blacklisted then the others don't get hit. Same idea, different reason.

    Cpanel now allows a separate zone record for sub-domains. I do this from WHM which is the interface for dedis. Basically I set up a new account just like I would for a root domain but instead of domain.com I create an account for sub.domain.com and Cpanel will create a separate zone file for that sub that is separate from the main domain. In WHM the sub is it's own account and the main domain is a different account. Because they're two separate zone files I can set the DNS, IP and whatever else separately. Matter of fact I split them 10 times like this:

    mail1.domain.com
    mail2.domain.com
    mail3.domain.com

    and so on. Each has it's own DNS records, SPFs are unqiue, domain keys are unique, IPs are all unique and so on.

    Now how you do that with HG is something you'll have to discuss with them. In WHM you just create a new account with sub.domain.com and Cpanel handles the rest.

    HTH

    P.S. This is much different than just creating sub-domains. Sub-domains all fall under the main's zone record (DNS). Creating accounts using subs creates a separate zone file (DNS) that is unique from the domain.com zone file.
     
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  5. nYXem

    nYXem Power Member

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    It was actually very simple. Just 1 min work which I didn't know earlier. I did some trial and error and it worked.
    Thanks for your time though :)
     
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    From what i understand, you want to keep your old DNS Settings and setup a CNAME record?, I would suggest externalizing your DNS to a DNS Provider, CloudFlare is free and is nothing short of amazing, i suggest you check it out, it can copy your existing DNS Records, and lets you add ones easily, and also lets you accelerate your sites on their CDN.