Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Domain Name Service (DNS) (*)

How come www.example.com works but example.com does not?

Why are my active and authoritative name servers different?

How should I configure my third-party DNS to point to my site?

What name servers should I use with my domain?

How do I add NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS for a new domain name to my existing website?

I already have NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS for www.example.com. Will it cost more to add another.example.com (or example.com)?

How do I use a domain I registered elsewhere with NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS?

I have NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS set up. How do I add a new site using a subdomain?

How do I configure NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS to work with my third-party email service?

Follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the necessary DNS information (MX settings) from your third-party email provider.
  2. If it is enabled for your domain, remove our email forwarding.
  3. Visit the Domains panel.
  4. For the relevant domain, under the "DNS" column, select "Manage."
  5. Use the "Add a DNS Resource Record" action to add each MX record given to you by your email provider:
    1. Leave the "Name" field blank to apply forwarding to your whole domain.
    2. Select the "MX" type.
    3. Enter both the MX preference and the destination host in the "Data" field, separated by a space. Be sure to enter a "trailing dot" (a period) at the end of the destination hostname. (Example: "0 mail.example.com.")
    4. Click "Add Record."

What are the IP address(es) listed for my site used for? Are they name servers?

What is the "SPF Email Protection" option for DNS?

How do I add / remove DNS records for my domain?

How do I change the name servers for a domain registered with NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?

Do you support wildcard DNS?

How come I can't remove that DNS record?

If I set up DNS for more than one domain, will they all use the same name servers?

Can I get secondary DNS in another location?

How do I point a NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS record at my dynamic home IP address?

Are you yes-www or no-www?