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Create a DNS zone for a domain which is not registered at OVH.

Create a DNS zone for a domain which is not registered at OVH.

  • OVH
  • zone
  • DNS
  • DNS zone
  • domain
  • external

Prerequisites

To create a DNS zone for a domain which is not registered at OVH, make sure that it meets the following criteria:

  • You must not have any existing purchase orders or operations for this domain at OVH
  • The domain must exist
  • The domain's SOA must be included in its DNS zone

Step 1: Domain verification

  • In the domain section of your control panel, click on "Add DNS zone".

In the "Domain name" section, specify the domain for which you want to create the zone.

Please note:

  • If the domain specified does not meet the prerequisites, you will not be able to create a DNS zone

Tip:

If you have a domain which does not have a DNS server that you can enter, OVH will let your use temporary DNS servers in order to add the * DNS zone:

  • parking1.ovh.net
  • parking2.ovh.net

(*) There may be a 48 hour delay before DNS servers are propagated.

Step 2: Choose zone type

You then have to choose the DNS zone type:

  • Minimal: DNS zone with the minimum records that it needs to work (A, MX, CNAME, ...)
  • Normal: DNS zone with additional records (CNAME towards POP/IMAP/SMTP server, ...)

Step 3: Confirmation

  • Tick the box "I have read and understood the terms and conditions".
  • Then click "Generate purchase order".

  • Then click "Settle".

  • Once you are on the purchase order, click "Continue".

Information:

It is completely free to create a DNS zone.

  • Enter the security code and confirm.

Step 4: Confirm the order

You can then see if your purchase order has been validated.

Information:

After validating your purchase order, there will be a necessary delay of 30 minutes prior to installation.