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Updated on 2022-09-22 GMT+08:00

What Are DNS Server Addresses Provided by Huawei Cloud DNS?

Huawei Cloud DNS provides authoritative DNS servers for domain name resolution. The NS record set defines the addresses of authoritative DNS servers for the domain name.

Huawei Cloud DNS Servers

To enable users to access the nearest DNS server and resolve domain names with the lowest latency, Huawei Cloud has deployed DNS servers in multiple AZs around the world and support anycast in some regions.

The following are addresses used by DNS servers:

  • ns1.huaweicloud-dns.com: DNS server address for regions in the Chinese mainland
  • ns1.huaweicloud-dns.cn: DNS server address for regions in the Chinese mainland
  • ns1.huaweicloud-dns.net: DNS server address for countries or regions outside the Chinese mainland
  • ns1.huaweicloud-dns.org: DNS server address for countries or regions outside the Chinese mainland

After you create a public zone on the console, an NS record set is automatically generated for the zone, and its value is the four DNS server addresses.

Suggestions on DNS Address Setting

Because the outbound bandwidth from the Chinese mainland is limited, network latency increases when users access a network outside the Chinese mainland.

Follow the following suggestions to set the NS record set for the public zone:

  • If your website users are mainly in the Chinese mainland, set the DNS server addresses to ns1.huaweicloud-dns.com and ns1.huaweicloud-dns.cn.
  • If your website users are mainly in countries or regions outside the Chinese mainland, set the DNS addresses to ns1.huaweicloud-dns.net and ns1.huaweicloud-dns.org.
  • If your website users are all over the world, configure all four DNS server addresses.

Setting DNS Server Addresses

Set the DNS server addresses on the Record Sets page.

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Hover the cursor over in the upper left corner. In the service list, choose Networking > Domain Name Service.

    The DNS console is displayed.

  3. In the navigation pane on the left, choose Public Zones.

    The Public Zones page is displayed.

  4. In the public zone list, click the name of the zone whose record sets you want to modify.
  5. On the Record Sets page, locate the NS record set that was automatically generated by the system and click Modify under Operation.
    Figure 1 Modify Record Set
  6. Change the settings of Value based on Suggestions on DNS Address Setting.
  7. Click OK.

ns1.hwclouds-dns.com and ns1.hwclouds-dns.net were originally registered with Huawei Cloud and can still be used, but they may not perform as well as the four new servers listed near the beginning of this FAQ.

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