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HE's DNS service zone update
« on: April 19, 2011, 03:05:16 PM »


I am having a problem with your Free DNS service. I tried to add two TXT and a couple of MX records in order to use Google Apps on my domain. However, even after half a day, the zone still doesn't seem to be updated on neither of the HE's DNS servers. Is this normal behavior? Normally when I added CNAMEs, As and AAAAs, they were live immediately.

Also, the zone dump below shows that all of the entries that I have added:

Code: [Select] 86400 IN SOA (
2011041913 ; Serial
10800 ; Refresh
1800 ; Retry
604800 ; Expire
86400 ) ; Minimum TTL 3600 IN NS 3600 IN NS 3600 IN NS 3600 IN NS
... 3600 IN TXT "google-site-verification=xAeU5HX7vBA4iKniRuEfc2ZwERQmuVcbBz5AkiL5sjs" 3600 IN MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 3600 IN MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 3600 IN MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 3600 IN MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 3600 IN MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 ~all"

but when I dig, the result comes up nil. Actually, I tried to add a random AAAA just now [to 2600::  ;D] and it was up immediately. I just clicked submit and opend the site in the other tab of the browser. However, MX records and TXTs are still not online. Any ideas regarding why this is the case?

Thank you very much,

EDIT: Oh, and I haven't had any TXT or MX records before adding them into the zone.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 03:07:32 PM by tibordp »


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Re: HE's DNS service zone update
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 06:15:57 PM »

Code: [Select] 3600 IN CNAME
Can't attach anything else to a record with a CNAME, such as MX or TXT.  Ditch the CNAME and the rest should show up.


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Re: HE's DNS service zone update
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 11:38:13 PM »

Thank you very much! That of course makes sense :)