DNS Setup - point any subdomains to one IP whilst main domain to another IP address

Posted June 22, 2020 340 views


I have a site (, which I want to point to one IP, but I want a growing number of subdomains (, .. to go to my VM with digital ocean. How would I do this in DNS records? I’m hoping I don’t have to add a DNS entry for each subdomain and I can just use a wildcard.

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I believe I have resolved it. Rather than leaving the name blank or @, I’ve created a new A record with * as the name.

  • Hello, @techydan

    If you’ve added a new A record with * as the name this can basically server as a wildcard A record, also called a catch-all DNS record.
    Wildcard DNS A record is a record in a DNS zone that will match requests for non-existent domain names.

    What you can also do is to use the client1, client2, client3 in the name block in the DNS configuration. This will work as well.


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