NS1 Final Migration

In this help video we will show you the necessary steps needed to complete a migration of your DNS zone files to the NS1 cloud-based Managed DNS solution.

Your DNS, or Domain Name Server, is a type of web server used to interact with the domain name system, which is the global directory of domain names and corresponding IP addresses.

DNS technology automatically translates confusing IP address into standard domain names that are easier to remember.

It is extremely important that we point your domain to the correct location, for your listed website to continue to operate correctly.  

What is & Where is your DNS Hosted

Below are some info graphics that will illustrate what DNS is and Where it it hosted

What do we need from you?

The best way for you to complete the migration request is to contact our support team so they can walk you through the necessary steps to obtain the files needed from your domain host service (i.e. Godaddy.com, wix.com, Rackspace.com). This can be done by your webmaster or if you do not have one, our team can assist you in finding and downloading the appropriate zone files.

Please remember you are still in complete control of all your domains, the NS1 services are there to provide security, reliability, stability and performance improvements.

This migration must be completed by April 1st to ensure that your website does not incur any outages.

Contact Support:

Tel:  +1 (321) 251-8020

Email:  Info@ciirus.com

Video Tutorial

This documentation can also be viewed as a video. Please see below

Configuring the migration proccess without assistance

The following, is an example of what you will need to complete, should you or your webmaster decide to configure the migration process without our assistance.

Creating an NS1Account

Upon request, Ciirus will issue Login details to the user for their NS1 account. The user will then receive an email from https://nsone.net as an invitation to create an account and login to NS1.

  1. Once logged in, click on the “Zones” button
  2. This will display the Zones that you need to configure.
  3. The NS, or (Name Server) record  is there by default.
  4. Click on the View Record button

To point the (A) records to the new location

To point the (A) record, or (Address Mapping) record to the new location:

  1. Click on the “Add Record” Button and
  2. In the Address field, type in 52.14.139.161
  3. Press “Save All Changes.”

Creating a WWW record

To create a www record

  1. Type, "www" in the first field  
  2. Type "52.14.139.161" in the Answer Field.
  3. Press “Save All Changes.”

CNAME

Another method is to

  1. Select “CNAME” from the dropdown menu
  2. Type the rest of the website address in to the answer field, then
  3. Press “Save All Changes.”

Exporting Zone files

You may want to copy additional records from your current Domain Name Server, including any MX, TXT, SPF, DKIM, and SRV records.

Godaddy has an Export Zone File (Unix) option where you can export the file as a text file, send it to us at Ciirus and we will import the file for you and send you the Name Server Addresses where you can update them.

To do this from your Godaddy account:

  1. Press "Manage" to the right of the Domain and you want to export the file Zone file for
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and under "Advanced Features" click on "Export Zone File (Unix)

Save the file and send it to Ciirus

Updating Name Server Addresses

To Update Name Server Addresses,

  1. Go to the "Nameservers" Panel directly above the Advanced Features panel:
  2. Press the "Change" button
  3. Selecting “Custom” from the dropdown menu under
  4. Create 4 Nameserver addresses by pressing the “Add Nameserver" Button 3 more times  
  5. Enter the nameserver addresses in to the 4 cells that you have created
  6. Press Save.

Conclusion

Remember you are still in complete control of ownership of your domain and its information.  The purpose of this migration of information is ensure that your domain is pointing to the correct location so that data from the Server is properly accessed upon a request. NS1 enables CiiRUS to have more control over infrastructure and will provide security, reliability, stability and performance improvements for all users.