Can I use my own DNS?
Yes. Although our plans include everything you need for your own domain names like name servers and DNS configuration, you can also set up your own DNS. You need to set up your ANAME/ALIAS– and CNAME-records to point to hki.wp-palvelu.fi (184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168). For example:FI-Coltrane (Finland):
@ 10800 IN A 22.214.171.124 @ 10800 IN A 126.96.36.199 @ 10800 IN A 188.8.131.52 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f9:4a:1b50::2 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f9:4a:28a8::2 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f9:4a:2814::2 * 10800 IN CNAME hki.wp-palvelu.fi. www 10800 IN CNAME hki.wp-palvelu.fi.FI-Ellington (Finland):
@ 10800 IN A 184.108.40.206 @ 10800 IN A 220.127.116.11 @ 10800 IN A 18.104.22.168 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a00:14c0:1:307:aa51::151 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a00:14c0:1:307:aa51::147 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a00:14c0:1:307:aa51::148 * 10800 IN CNAME tre.wp-palvelu.fi. www 10800 IN CNAME tre.wp-palvelu.fi.FI-Metheny (Finland):
@ 10800 IN A 22.214.171.124 @ 10800 IN A 126.96.36.199 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a02:ef0:100:1::171 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a02:ef0:100:1::172 * 10800 IN CNAME fi.seravo.com. www 10800 IN CNAME fi.seravo.com.FI-Sestak (Finland):
@ 10800 IN A 188.8.131.52 @ 10800 IN A 184.108.40.206 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f9:2a:2c5f::2 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f9:2a:2c5e::2 * 10800 IN CNAME fi-sestak.seravo.com. www 10800 IN CNAME fi-sestak.seravo.com.FI-Perko (Finland):
@ 10800 IN A 220.127.116.11 @ 10800 IN A 18.104.22.168 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f9:4a:18ce::2 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f9:4a:1887::2 * 10800 IN CNAME fi-perko.seravo.com. www 10800 IN CNAME fi-perko.seravo.com.SE-Broo (Sweden):
@ 10800 IN A 22.214.171.124 @ 10800 IN A 126.96.36.199 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a05:4545::f816:3eff:feab:2a51 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a05:4545::f816:3eff:fefe:e3ed * 10800 IN CNAME se.seravo.com. www 10800 IN CNAME se.seravo.com.US-Davis (United States):
@ 10800 IN A 188.8.131.52 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2605:7380:1000:1310:7c25:3fff:fe79:572d @ 10800 IN A 184.108.40.206 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2605:7380:1000:1310:7c25:3fff:fe79:7398 * 10800 IN CNAME us.seravo.com. www 10800 IN CNAME us.seravo.com.DE-Dauner (Germany):
@ 10800 IN A 220.127.116.11 @ 10800 IN A 18.104.22.168 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f8:13a:164e::2 @ 10800 IN AAAA 2a01:4f8:121:3039::2 * 10800 IN CNAME de.seravo.com. www 10800 IN CNAME de.seravo.com.
To make sure that spam filters let through the emails sent from the website, you should also have the following records in the DNS :
s1.domainkey 10800 IN CNAME s1.domainkey.u2403587.wl088.sendgrid.net. s2.domainkey 10800 IN CNAME s2.domainkey.u2403587.wl088.sendgrid.net. sg 10800 IN CNAME u2403587.wl088.sendgrid.net.
Furthermore you have to modify the SPF-record so that in includes the SMTP-service used by Seravo:
@ 10800 IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx include:sendgrid.net ~all"
You are still required to order each domain from Seravo so that we can route requests from our front servers to your sites properly. At the same time we check if your website is in our HKI-cluster or should the IP-addresses differ from the examples above. Some clients also have DNS definitions that vary from the base rule but the correct definitons will be determined at the latest when the domain has been reported to Seravo for routing.
If you want to handle the domains and the routing by yourself all without Seravo’s help, you’ll have to understand enough about DNS- and HTTP-routing to be able to define and test that all the domains are working properly.
We strongly recommend our customers to trust their DNS to Seravo.com for the best and most care-free experience. This means that the client only has to pay one bill that covers all and it is usually the best way to avoid issues with dns configuration. If the configurations are incorrectly defined the website might not work at all, so in that sense it would be best to let Seravo be responsible of the process, all the way from ensuring the domain stays valid to the website specific settings in server environments.