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What is Wildcard DNS Record?

The Wildcard DNS Record is used to match requests for non-existent domain names. Wildcard DNS Record is specified by using a "*" as the leftmost label (part) of a domain name, e.g. *.example.com. The Wildcard Record has the following look in your ClouDNS Control Panel:

Host Type Points to: TTL
*.hostname.com A ip.of.your.website 1 Hour
*.hostname.com AAAA  ipv6:of:your:web::site 1 Hour 
*.hostname.com MX  your.mx.server  1 Hour 
*.hostname.com  TXT TXT Record  1 Hour
*.hostname.com  CNAME example.com  1 Hour
 *.hostname.com ALIAS  example.com  1 Hour
 *.hostname.com  WR  http://example.com  1 Hour

 

How to add Wildcard DNS record? 

Go to your Control Panel and click on “Add new record”. Type, as follow:

Type: A, AAAA, MX, TXT, CNAME, ALIAS or WR
TTL: 1 Hour
Host: *
Points to: (resource you need to setup - IP/hostname/something else)

Note: A Wildcard Record can be added only for A (or AAAA), MX, TXT, CNAME, ALIAS or Web Redirect.

 

Wildcard DNS for subdomains

We are supporting Wildcard DNS records not only for the root domain name (exmaple.com) but for the subdomains too. Example setup for the wildcard record *.sub.example.com:

Type: A, AAAA, MX, TXT, CNAME, ALIAS or WR
TTL: 1 Hour
Host: *.sub
Points to: (resource you need to setup - IP/hostname/something else)

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