Thanks to the
now dns CLI command, managing existing DNS records with Now is simple.
Using Now CLI
In the examples shown below, the placeholder
zeit.rocks represents a domain of your choice that was registered with
now domains. Here are the sub-commands you can use:
now dns ls
Lists all the DNS records available for this domain. The list doesn't include records generated automatically by the nameserver (like a default
SOA record or
A / AAAA records created automatically for
now dns add
Adds a DNS record to a domain of your choice. The following record types are currently supported:
This is the syntax for the
now dns command.
<domain>is the domain name
<name>is the subdomain that will be prefixed to
@refers to a domain without any prefix)
<record type>contains one of the supported record types shown above
<value>indicates the value for the record (like an IP address or a hostname)
[mx_priority]sets the priority of a certain MX record and can therefore only be used in conjunction with this record type
Creates an A record that makes the subdomain
ext.zeit.rocks resolve to the server located at the IP address
Creates an MX record which makes the mail server located at
mail.awesome-now.us responsible for handling emails sent to an address suffixed with
Creates a CAA record that allows issuing certificates using Comodo for
zeit.rocks and any subdomain under it.
In this case, you'll be in charge of certificate management for your domain.
Most probably, you'll need to use
- use a custom certificate for your Now deployment with
now certs issue --ca
- run an app outside of Now with TLS for a subdomain
now dns rm <ID>
Removes a record by ID, which is shown in the
now dns ls listing. Note that it may take a couple of hours before the change is fully propagated across our infrastructure.
now dns import <your-domain> <zonefile>
Imports the zone file downloaded from your registrar for this domain to ZEIT DNS.
The API Endpoint
As of now-client version 0.7.0, it comes with API wrappers for managing the DNS records within your own application.
The endpoint is called
/domains/:domain/records and is available in our REST API.