domain name is an easy-to-remember address used to access websites. Users typed the domain name in a browser's and is directed to the corresponding website. 


Thus the Domain Name System (DNS) converts human-readable names into machine-readable(address) names. A domain name is unique and cannot be shared between different sites. Otherwise, the functionality of your services may be impacted if your DNS settings are incorrect. 


Plesk may manage your domains as either a primary (master) or secondary (slave) name server. DNS settings are configured automatically, although they can be altered via the interface. It is possible to disable DNS service in Plesk if third-party name servers provide DNS service for your domains.


To Add and Change DNS Records:

1. Plesk automatically establishes a DNS zone for each new domain name following your service provider's specifications. The domain names should operate fine with automatic configuration. However, if you use a Plesk NS server and wish to alter the domain name zone, you can do so from your control panel.

2. Go to Websites & Domains > DNS Settings to see the resource records in a domain's DNS zone.

3. To add a resource record to the zone, go to Websites & Domains > DNS Settings > Add Record.

4. By heading to Websites & Domains > DNS Settings and clicking on the Record, you can change the properties of a resource record.

5. There is a Start of Authority record in addition to the resource records stated above. It denotes that this DNS name server is in charge of a domain's DNS zone. It also contains options that affect the Domain Name System's delivery of information about DNS zones.


Using NS Servers from Outside

If you don't want to use Plesk as your major (master) NS server but still want to host websites on your account, you can look into the following options:

•Plesk name server can be used as a secondary (slave) name server. This option is suitable for you if you have a standalone name server that acts as a primary (master) name server for your websites.

•In Plesk, you can easily disable DNS for your domain. This approach is ideal to use if you have external primary and secondary name servers that are authoritative for your websites.


1. By going to Websites & Domains > DNS Settings and clicking on Master/Slave, you can change the Plesk DNS server to a secondary name server.

2. Go to Websites & Domains > DNS Settings and select Master/Slave to revert the Plesk DNS server to the primary name server.

3. Hover over Websites & Domains > DNS Settings and click Disable to disable Plesk's DNS service for a site serviced by external name servers.


We hope you understand how to manage DNS records in Plesk. 

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