How to Create and Delegate a Subdomain to a 3rd party DNS provider
Modified on: Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 at 9:33 PM
A subdomain is technically defined as when you assign a different section of name servers for part of a domain. For instance “dnsmadeeeasy.com.” is a subdomain for “com.”. Creating “sub.dnsmadeeasy.com.” on a different group of name servers than “dnsmadeeasy.com.” would be creation of a subdomain. In contrast, “www.dnsmadeeasy.com.” is a record with the name of “www” within the domain “dnsmadeeasy.com”.
You would create a subdomain for “sub.dnsmadeeasy.com.” rather than a record if for example, “sub.dnsmadeeasy.com.” will be assigned to different name servers than “dnsmadeeasy.com.”
We will create the subdomain “sub.example.com” as a subdomain of the root domain “example.com” and delegate it to the name servers ns0-ns4.nameserver.com.
1. Navigate to Managed DNS At the top of the Control Panel, Click the DNS Menu and select Managed DNS from the drop down.
2. Select your Domain Select a domain from the either the “Recently Updated Domains” box, or start typing the domain name in the textbox on the “Select Domain” tab.
3. Add an NS record
Scroll down to the NS records for the domain and click on the plus sign to add a new NS Record
4. Insert NS values
Create additional NS records that delegate “sub” to each of the name servers it will be assigned. Each name server host name must end in a dot (.) to keep your domain name from being appended to the end.
5. This will be the complete list of NS records once the delegation is complete