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Transferring DNS service from Nettica to DNS Made Easy

This tutorial covers importing your DNS zones from Nettica to DNS Made Easy through AXFR (a direct name server to name server zone transfer).

An important point to make note of prior to beginning the import is regarding Nettica Forward Records. This is not a standard DNS record type, this is a Nettica specific value that indicates an HTTP Redirection configuration. Since this is not a standard record type it can not be imported as configured. These records will import as A records which will need to be deleted and then have HTTP Redirection records manually configured in their place. To create an HTTP Redirection record in DNS Made Easy, please see the tutorial here.

USER ACTION 1: Access Nettica WHAT YOU WILL SEE
1. Log into your Nettica control panel 4

 

USER ACTION 2: Create a new Group WHAT YOU WILL SEE
1. Access the “DNS – Manage Groups” menu 4
2. Click “new group” to add a new group 4
3. Enter a new group name and click “Save” 4

 

USER ACTION 3: Define the Zone Transfer rule in a Template for the Group WHAT YOU WILL SEE
1. Click on “xfr” to create a new zone transfer rule 4
2. Enter the DNS Made Easy Zone Transfer IP’s (208.94.147.124 208.94.147.125), click “Save” 4

 

USER ACTION 4: Add Domains to the Group WHAT YOU WILL SEE
1. Select the “DNS – Manage Groups” menu 4
2. Click “add domains to group” 4
3. Select your domains, click “Move”, then click “Done”
Important Note: If you have domains assigned to multiple groups you will need to edit the existing groups independently. At this step, you would only update domains which are not assigned to any group. Domains which are assigned to other groups would need to be assigned an AXFR rule by adding it to the existing groups.
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USER ACTION 5: Apply the template to the domains added to the group WHAT YOU WILL SEE
1. Select the “apply template” link to apply the template to the domains in the group 4
2. Select the domains and click “Apply Now” 4

 

USER ACTION 6:Access DNS Made Easy – Create and Import your domains WHAT YOU WILL SEE
1. Log into DNS Made Easy, Select the “DNS – Managed DNS” menu, and click “Add Domains” 4
2. Enter your domain names one per line. Open the “Advanced Settings” tab and select “Record Import – Import from a name server”. Paste the Nettica import IP address: 64.94.136.11 4