DNS records basically direct traffic to the correct server. There are a number of DNS records associated with a domain name.
Most commonly changes will be made to the:
» WWW (web record)
» MX (mail exchange record)
» DNS (name server records)
» “A” records (additional DNS records)
Afrihost.com manages the administration of your DNS records. This means that if you require any changes to be made to the DNS records then you will need to contact the Afrihost.com support office.
NOTE: We do not allow access for clients to manage their own Name Servers; but other records can be changed (eg: A; MX; CNAME records etc) through your clientzone.
The most common changes to the DNS records are:
» If the client hosts their mail on a different server, we will point the mail record to their server (This is not a mail exchange server)
» If the client hosts their website on a different server.
» If the Client requires an additional DNS record e.g. sub domain.
The quickest & easiest way to make DNS changes is through your Client Zone .
Once logged in:
1. Click on My Domains & Hosting under My Products
2. Click on DNS Management
3. You'll be redirected to the DNS Management
4. Click on DNS Management on this page
4. Click on the magnifying glass for the domain in question (you might have more than one)
5. Click on the notepad icon to edit an entry
6. Click on the " x " icon to delete an entry
NB: Do NOT edit/modify/delete the entries which are type "NS". These are the Name Servers & you'll break the DNS if you change these settings.
To update Name Servers for .co.za domains; you'll have to update it through Uniforum; the registrar, using their update form
But unfortunately first you'll have to cancel the hosting with Afrihost.
To update Name Servers for non .co.za domains you can send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.