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DNS Quickstart

Adding a domain you own to your FibaCloud account lets you manage the domains DNS records with the control panel and API.

Set Up Domains

To set up a domain with FibaCloud, you need to add it and any of its existing DNS records to the control panel, then delegate the domain by updating your registrar to use FibaCloud name servers.


If the domain is actively in use, recreate the domain records on FibaCloud before delegating the domain to avoid downtime.

  1. Open the management page of your DNS Service from your Control Panel. Domains and DNS
  2. Click Add Domain.
  3. In the Domain section, enter the domain name. Your domain name www or add without entering any other prefix. Add Domain
  4. Enter an IP address for the primary A record.
  5. Click on the submit. This takes you to the Create new record page and adds NS records for the domain on FibaCloud name servers.
  6. Delegate your domain by pointing your domain name to FibaCloud name servers through your registrar.

Point to FibaCloud Name Servers From Common Domain Registrars

DNS (Domain Name System) is a naming system that maps a servers domain name, such as, to an IP address, such as This is what allows you, for example, to point a domain name to the web server hosting that domains content. To set up a domain name, you need to purchase a domain name from a domain registrar and then set up DNS records for it. Registrars are organizations that have completed an accreditation process that allows them to sell domain names. Registrars often offer services to manage DNS records as well, but when you purchase a domain name most registrars let you manage your DNS records with other providers. FibaCloud is not a domain registrar, but you can manage your DNS records from the FibaCloud Control Panel. This can simplify log management as FibaCloud integrates with DNS, Instances and Load Balancers.


To follow along with this tutorial, you need a domain name that you own or control.

To look up your domain registrar, you can use the ICANN WHOIS website or use the whois command from a Linux or macOS terminal:


The registrar website is located on the Registrar URL line:

Excerpt of whois output
Domain Name: EXAMPLE.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2336799_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2017-08-14T07:04:03Z
Creation Date: 1995-08-14T04:00:00Z
. . .

To change the name servers, you will need to log into the domain registrar account management section. Once you are logged in, follow the directions for your registrar below. If your registrar is not included, check their documentation for changing name servers.


To use FibaCloud DNS, you will need to update the name servers used by your domain registrar to FibaCloud name servers instead.

FibaCloud Nameservers

FibaCloud name servers are:


Nameserver changes will take some time to propagate after you save them. During this time, the domain registrar will forward your changes to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). In response, your ISP caches new nameservers to ensure fast site connections. This process usually takes about 30 minutes, but can take up to several hours depending on your registrar and ISP's communication methods.

What is Next?

Once your domain is pointed to FibaCloud name servers, you can begin managing its DNS records from the control panel. See How to Create, Edit, and Delete DNS Records and How to Add a Subdomain to Your Domain to get started.