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Setup DNS Alerts

Setup DNS Monitoring

You can specify what records to monitor for alerts from amongst A, CNAME, NS, TXT and MX records.

Custom Name Server for DNS Lookups

You can use a custom name server for all DNS lookups instead of using the server's default name server by specifying the IP address in the Name Server box. A custom DNS server like for example, or, will allow you to obtain the public DNS data instead of local DNS data (if you have a different local DNS).

You can also specify a custom name server for individual domain names by specifying the name server IP address in the local_nameserver_ip column for the domain. You should create local_nameserver_ip as a custom column if it is not already present in the domain table.

DNS Monitoring using Zone Transfer (AXFR)

Please see the separate knowledge base article DNS Monitoring Using Zone Transfer (AXFR). AXFR based lookups have priority over custom DNS lookups and any AXFR transfer IP setting will override the local_nameserver_ip setting for DNS lookups.

Too many Alerts?

You can specify an email delay to control the number of alert emails that are generated. Setting the email delay to zero will cause an email to be generated immediately on a record change, setting it to 30 will cause all the alerts generated during the past 30 minutes to be send in a single email.

If you setup DNS alerts on domains that use load balanced servers or are parked you may notice frequent DNS alerts. You can disable alerts on such domains by setting the disable_alerts and setting it to true (1) from the 'Domain Table' interface.

Disable DNS Alerts for the domain