In most cases, you will want to add one or more custom domains of your own to your Directadmin account. You may register these domains yourself via any domain registrar of your choice. After registering a domain, you will need to make sure its nameservers are set to be the nameservers listed in your welcome email. In other words, the NS records for your domain should point to our nameservers. In most cases the name servers will be as listed below, but you should verify this from your welcome email.
You do not need to add any A, MX, etc., records to the DNS for your domain. Once you have set the nameservers for your domain as above, the Directadmin environment automatically adds or removes DNS records as needed. (Note: If you wish to exert more detailed control over your domain's DNS, please see: Detailed DNS Management.)
Directadmin treats all domains equally. No one domain is the main domain, and your Directadmin account is not permanently tied to any specific domain. (But see "Default Domain" below.) You can add and remove domains as needed. Removing all domains from your account will make the account temporarily non-functional until you add at least one domain to it.
Although your Directadmin account will be initially configured with a default domain, usually of the form USER.onthisnet.com, you are not required to use this domain, and you may remove it from your account if you wish and use your own custom domain(s) instead. The USER.onthisnet.com domain is available for your use for so long as your Directadmin account remains active with our service.
Even though Directadmin treats all domains equally, it does have the concept of one default domain. This is the domain whose web site can be accessed via URLs like these:
To tell Directadmin which of your domains should be the default domain, on the Domain Setup screen, select the checkbox for any one domain and click on the Set as Default button.
From any Directadmin screen, click on the Help link to get other help.
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