Question

How to add trailing dot to hostnames using DNS Manager?

Posted June 12, 2019 448 views
DNS

I’m configuring name servers for one of my domain according to this guide here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-vanity-or-branded-nameservers-with-digitalocean-cloud-servers

It specifically says:

(Do not forget the trailing dots)

But using the new DNS Manager UI, we can’t add trailing dot (see screenshot here: https://imgur.com/3GGVWSd)

Is there any neat trick that I’m not aware of or is it okay this way? Anybody has an idea?

Thanks!

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Hello,

I believe that the way that you have it in the screenshot is fine.

Basically if you do not add a trailing dot in the Hostname filed, your domain name would be automatically appended.

Example:

  • If you put tests in the Hostname filed, your domain would be appended: tests.brainpad.org
  • If you put tests.brainpad.org in the filed, without a dot at the end, you would get: tests.brainpad.org.brainpad.org
  • If you put tests.brainpad.org. in the filed, the end result would simply be: tests.brainpad.org

Hope that this makes sense :)

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