What is the Combell standard DNS?

In this article you will find the standard DNS settings for your Combell services.

Also read : Link your domain name to web hosting or link your domain name to a mailbox.

DNS settings are linked to the nameservers

If you make changes to your DNS settings, make sure that the linked name servers are active.

DNS changes take up to 4 hours to become active. The time can even run up to 24 hours if the nameservers are also adjusted.

You need A-records to link your domain name to web hosting or Sitebuilder.

Web hosting

To link your domain name to Combell web hosting, set an A record with the IP address of your package .

Follow these steps to find the IP address in the control panel

  1. Go to “My Products”> “Web hosting”> Click on the “Manage hosting” button to the right of your domain name.
  2. The IP address is in the center of the screen in the hosting overview.
    Copy this ip address and enter it as an A-record for your domain name with and without the www before it!
    Is Varnish active on your web hosting? Then you use the Varnish IP address. This is in the same overview.

SiteBuilder

To link your domain name to a Sitebuilder package, set two A records + a CNAME.

A-record
Hostname: your domain without www ex. ninefortwo.com
IP address: 100.24.208.97
TTL: 3600

A-record
Hostname: your domain without www ex. ninefortwo.com
IP address: 35.172.94.1
TTL: 3600

CNAME
Record / Host: your domain with www ex. www.ninefortwo.com
Destination: sitebuilder.multiscreensite.com 
TTL: 3600

CNAME records allow your e-mail program to automatically configure your Basic or Exchange mailboxes.

Basic mailboxes

CNAME
Record / Host: autodiscover. + your domain ex. autodiscover.ninefortwo.com
Destination: autodiscover.mailprotect.be 
TTL: 3600

CNAME
Record / Host: autoconfig. + your domain ex. autoconfig.ninefortwo.com
Destination: autoconfig.mailprotect.be 
TTL: 3600

Exchange mailboxes

CNAME
Record / Host: autodiscover. + your domain ex. autodiscover.ninefortwo.com
Destination: autodiscoverredirect.powermail.be 
TTL: 3600

Sitebuilder

CNAME 
Record / Host: your domain with www bv. www.ninefortwo.com 
Bestemming: sitebuilder.multiscreensite.com 
TTL: 3600

 

The standard MX records for Combell are:

MX record
Record / Host: your domain without www ex. ninefortwo.com
Destination: mx.mailprotect.be
Priority: 10

MX record
Record / Host: your domain without www ex. ninefortwo.com
Destination: mx.backup.mailprotect.be
Priority: 50

Use these SRV records to fully configure your Basic Mailbox in Outlook or Thunderbird.

SRV record
Record / Host: _autodiscover._tcp.yourdomain.com
TTL: 3600
Priority: 1
Weight: 1
Port: 443
Destination: autodiscover-s.mailprotect.be (note: autodiscover-s)
   
SRV record
Record / Host: _pop3s._tcp.yourdomain.com
TTL: 3600
Priority: 10
Weight: 1
Port: 995
Destination: pop.mailprotect.be

SRV record
Record / Host: _imaps._tcp.yourdomain.com
TTL: 3600
Priority: 1
Weight: 1
Port: 993
Destination: imap.mailprotect.be

SRV record
Record / Host: _submission._tcp.yourdomain.com
TTL: 3600
Priority: 1
Weight: 1
Port: 587
Destination: smtp-auth.mailprotect.be

Tips for entering the SRV records correctly:

  • The first part of the record (“_autodiscover”, “_pop3s”, …) is the service
  • The second part of the record (“_tcp”) is the protocol
  • The small numbers (“10”, “1”) are always the priority and the weight respectively
  • The larger numbers (“443”, “995”, “993”, “587”) are the gate
  • The domain name after the port (“autodiscover-s.mailprotect.be”, …) is the destination
  • The TTL is unimportant and may be set to 3600.

 

After you have configured the SRV records, the list should look something like this:

Edit RSV record

Updated on 8 October 2020

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