Updated on 2022-12-02 GMT+08:00

Regaining a Domain Name

Prerequisites

  • You have registered the domain name with a domain name registrar.
  • You are the holder of the domain name.

Retrieving the Domain Name with Third-Party Registrar

You have registered a domain name example.com with a third-party registrar and want to use Huawei Cloud DNS to resolve the domain name. When you create a public zone for the domain name, a message is displayed indicating that the public zone has been created by another user.

In this case, you can configure a TXT record for the domain name in the current DNS service provider's system. The domain name will be retrieved after you verify that the TXT record has taken effect.

Obtain the TXT record.

  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.

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

    The Public Zones page is displayed.

  1. Click Create Public Zone.
  2. Set Name to your domain name, configure the other parameters, and click OK.

    If the zone has already been created by another user, the system displays a message.

  3. Click Regain domain name.
    Figure 1 Regaining a domain name

    The Regain Domain Name dialog box is displayed, where you can view the TXT record used to verify the domain name holder.

    Figure 2 Regaining a domain name

Configure a TXT record for the domain name.

Configure a TXT record for the domain name in the current DNS service provider's system.

The following operations are for reference only. For details, see the documentation provided by the DNS service provider.

  1. Log in to the management console of the current DNS service provider, locate the domain name in the domain name list, and then go to the page that displays the records of the domain name.
  2. Configure a TXT record.
    • Select the TXT record type.
    • Set the record name or host name to huaweiyunRetrieval.
    • Set the value to 4924e0ee8e914f0f8e99ac9052565627.
  3. Confirm the configuration and submit your request.

    If the status of the record becomes Normal, the TXT record has taken effect.

Verify the TXT record.

  1. Go back to the dialog box shown in 6 and click Verify.

    The DNS service will verify the TXT record. If the verification is successful, a public zone will be created for your domain name.