The Domains manual explains how to navigate through the following screens and perform relevant tasks:
- Registering a new domain: Domains
- Secondary nameserver: Domains
- View/Edit contact IDs: Domains
- New contact ID: Domains
- Redirecting domains
- Managing Emails
Contents of this page
Overview of Domain Names and Webhosting Packs
The Overview page shows you all the Domains and Webhosting packs under your account. All the actions regarding your domains can be performed directly from here: DNS Records, Nameserver and E-mail management.
- In the menu bar, under the Domains section, select "Domains".
The Hosting overview page is displayed:
Domains displayed in red are currently suspended by Leaseweb, and no action is allowed for them.
Managing Nameservers for your domains
Nameserver management is available in the Domains module of the Customer Portal.
In the Hosting overview page, just click on the "Nameservers" link of the domain you want nameservers to be edited (nameservers for suspended domains cannot be managed):
After clicking on the "Nameservers" link, the list of nameservers currently configured for that specific domain will be displayed:
You can freely edit the list, delete nameservers, or add up to ten nameservers to it. Only valid domain names will be accepted as nameservers.
Editing your Domain Name (DNS records)
- On the Hosting overview page, click the "DNS Records" link to edit your domains' DNS records:
- You can now see all DNS records for the domain you have chosen:
From this screen, you can either delete a DNS entry, add a new one, or edit an existing one.
For changing DNS record sets highlighted in blue, support should be contacted. You can do this by clicking on the "Request Change" link, in order to create a ticket.
Adding a new DNS record
1. On the DNS Records list page for a domain, click on the "Add New Record" button:
2. Add Name and Type for the new Record Set, and click on "Continue":
3. Go to "Editting a DNS Record", step 2.
Editing a DNS record
1. In the DNS Records list page for a domain, click on the "Edit" icon for a set:
2. The details for the selected record set are displayed:
The details for each record set may be different. Please, refer to our page on DNS records to more information on each of them.
3. To add a new record to the set, click the "Add New Entry" button (1). Click on the new blank row in the list (2), and edit the details for the new entry (3).
4. When done editing the details for the new entry, click on "UPDATE SET".
5. Set the TTL for this record set:
"TTL" refers to the Time to Live of the domain. It determines the amount of time that will take for a DNS record change to propagate across the Internet. We advise to lower the TTL before making a DNS record change and setting back the TTL to 24 hours once the changes are online. Please check Domain Name Overview for more information on the TTL settings.
6. When you finish to edit all your entries, you need to press "SAVE" to have them set:
If you do not "UPDATE" records, and then "SAVE" the changes to your settings, they will be lost!
7. Alternatively, you can opt to use advanced mode for free-text editing. Just press "Advanced Edit" to turn it on:
8. When finished, just press "CLOSE AND KEEP CHANGES", to update your record set, or "CANCEL ADVANCED EDIT" to close it without updating the previous settings.
9. "SAVE" your settings.
Deleting a DNS record
1. On the DNS Records list page for a domain, click on the "DELETE" icon:
2. A confirmation popup will show, press "CONFIRM" to proceed:
3. Alternatively, you can select multiple sets in the Record Set list page. Tick the checkboxes for the set you want to delete, and then click on "DELETE":
4. A confirmation popup will show. Press "CONFIRM" to continue: