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Managing your DNS on Patr

If you've added a Domain on Patr with Patr nameservers, you will no longer be able to manage your DNS settings at your registrar (the registrar is where you bought the domain from). Your DNS settings will then be managed by Patr, and can be configured automatically by Patr.

Managing DNS for external nameserver domains

If your domain's nameservers are not on Patr, you can manage your DNS at your registrar. For most popular registrars, we've provided tutorials below:

Managing DNS for Patr nameserver domains

DNS records are the mappings for which domain points to what IP address. In order to add a DNS record on Patr, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the Domains section in the side-nav

Screenshot of sidenav with domains selected

  • Select your domain

Screenshot of domains list with at least one internal domain

  • Now click on the Add DNS Record button

Screenshot of Add DNS Record highlighted

  • Fill in the following fields:
    • Type: Here you can specify the type of DNS Record you would like to create. The most commonly used types of DNS records include:
      1. A record: Also known as address record, A records map a domain name to an IPv4 address.
      2. AAAA record: Also known as quad-A record, AAAA records map a domain name to an IPv6 address.
      3. TXT record: TXT records are used to provide additional information about a domain, such as SPF records for email authentication, etc.
      4. MX records: MX records specify the mail exchange servers that are responsible for accepting incoming email messages for a domain.
      5. CNAME records: CNAME records are used to alias one domain name to another. For example, a CNAME record could be used to point to
    • Name: Add your subdomain out here or use @ for the root domain. For example if your site's URL is, add blog in the Name field. If it's only, leave the Name field with the default value @.
    • Target: Fill this field with whatever your DNS Record is pointing to. In case of an A record, you can enter the IPv4 address, for example.
    • TTL: TTL, or time to live, is a value included in DNS records that specifies how long a client should cache the record before requesting a fresh copy from the authoritative nameserver. This helps to reduce the load on the nameserver and improve performance by allowing resolvers to cache DNS records for a period of time. Unless you need a specific TTL, you can leave this at auto.
    • Proxied: This determines if your DNS record should be proxied by Patr's firewall or not.
  • Once you're done adding all values, click on Save.

Add DNS records

Note: In case you are using an external service with your domain (like, say, Google Workspace), you need to remember to add your DNS records on Patr, instead of your domain registrar.

Further Reading

Creating a Managed URL
Custom Domains
Zero Downtime Deploys