The Domain Name System (DNS) routes web traffic and emails for a domain to the server responsible for hosting the content. This allows your visitors to be able to load content or send emails without having to memorize IP addresses or any technical details.
Enabling Custom DNS will change the nameservers on your domain to point to Cloudflare and will take down any previous website or email server.
Enabling Custom DNS
- Login to your Sav account.
- Navigate to the Domain's Settings page then click on the domain within My Domains or search for the domain in the Domain Search Bar.
- Click the Manage DNS button in the DNS & Domain Forwarding section of the page.
- Click the Switch button under the Custom header and review the notice.
- To add a DNS record, choose the Type, Name and Value from the table then click Add. Use "@" for the Name if the record is for the root domain.
- To edit a DNS record, click the Pencil Icon next to the record in the table.
- To delete a DNS record, click the Trash Icon next to the record in the table.
DNS Record Types
A: An IPv4 Address of a web server. (Ex: 18.104.22.168)
AAAA: An IPv6 Address of a web server. (Ex: 2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334)
CNAME: A host provided by a hosting or email service. (Ex: mail.sav.com)
MX: A host of an email server. (Ex: mx1.sav.com)
NS: A host that routes to the IP address of any child nameservers of that domain. (Ex: ns1.domain.com)
PTR: A host that correlates a domain name in reverse-lookups. (Ex: 255.2.0.192.in-addr.arpa)
SPF: A type of TXT record that allows email providers to send email from this domain. (Ex: v=spf1 include:thirdpartydomain.com -all)
TXT: A free form record typically used for third party domain verification. (Ex: verification=123456)
Sav's DNS is powered by Cloudflare which provides free additional services such as SSL, CDN, DDoS Protection and more when traffic is routed through their Web Proxy. The Web Proxy is a server that sits before a domain's web server that applies SSL and filters traffic before reaching your server directly. This can be enabled or disabled by the Proxy dropdown when adding or editing a DNS record on Sav. Learn more at https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/205177068-How-does-Cloudflare-work-
Please allow up to 48 hours for DNS changes to take effect.