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I'd like to know if there are any major drawbacks to managing DNS settings for domains that I point to my WebFaction account with someone other than WebFaction.

I generally buy domains at GoDaddy and am comfortable with their DNS-management tools. Would there be any drawback to continuing to manage DNS records at GoDaddy for domains that I want to point to WebFaction?

On the flip side, are there any major advantages to moving DNS admin to WebFaction? (User Interface, Programmability, etc.)?

Additionally - if I continue to manage DNS at GoDaddy, what do I need to do in order to point a subdomain to WebFaction, so that I can use WebFaction's email facilities? Say I have example.com, which is pointed at Google Apps for email, but I'd like to add svc.example.com and have it point to WebFaction for email.

asked 18 Nov '10, 11:53

Tex
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edited 18 Nov '10, 11:54


It really does not matter, as the DNS records are forwarded to DNS servers worldwide, regardless if they are here or with your registrar. All you need to point to our servers would be the A record. The A record should be the same IP address as the corresponding "website" record within the control panel. If you are going to use our mail servers the MX servers will also need to be specified. Our official documentation on this may be found here,

http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/domains.html#pointing-your-domain-to-webfaction-s-servers

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answered 18 Nov '10, 12:11

johns
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Thanks johns, that's what I thought, and I haven't had any trouble with this setup over the last 12 months. I thought I'd ask, just to be sure.

(19 Nov '10, 05:29) Tex
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