Import Dyn DNS Records from a Name Server using AXFR
Modified on: Tue, 26 Jul, 2022 at 3:03 PM
You may have seen the image below notifying you that that Dyn is retiring its services on May 31, 2023. We are here to help with your DNS transfer.
AXFR transfer is a method of a direct name server to name server transfer of a zone file. This is the most efficient method for importing domains into the DNS Made Easy system. You can import your zone information using AXFR transfer as long as your current provider supports this method of transfer.
1. Navigate to Managed DNS
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. Click on the “Import Records” tab
4. Select to import records from “Nameserver (AXFR)”
5. User Action
Enter the AXFR IP address of the source name server (you would obtain this from your current provider). Note: For the AXFR import to work properly, the specified name server must allow transfers to the following IPs: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 Click Save.
6. Make Update to the Registrar
You will now need to notify your registrar that you have changed nameservers. You will need to complete this step through your registrar’s control panel (this is the company you purchased your domain from).
7. Wait 3 Days
We recommend that you leave all of your configurations on your old provider in place for about 3 days following the nameserver change. After three days, it will be safe to terminate your old provider’s account.