SoftLayer_Dns_Secondary


SoftLayer_Dns_Secondary

Description

SoftLayer's secondary DNS service allows you to use SoftLayer's name servers as a secondary server to your domain's name servers. This is accomplished through the use of zone transfers. Each record created within the secondary DNS service defines which zone is transferred, what server it is transferred from, and the frequency that zone transfers occur at. Zone transfers are performed automatically based on the transfer frequency set on the secondary DNS record. Domains created via zone transfer may not be modified by the SoftLayer portal or API.

The secondary DNS service also provides the ability to manually initiate a zone transfer through the SoftLayer_Dns_Secondary::transferNow method. The daemon that performs zone transfers runs once a minute, therefore it could take a full minute for the zone transfer to be completed.

Secondary DNS transfers may periodically generate notification or error messages. Please use the SoftLayer_Dns_Message service to retrieve these notifications.

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Methods

convertToPrimary

Convert a secondary DNS record into a primary DNS record.

createObject

Create a secondary DNS record.

createObjects

Create multiple secondary DNS records.

deleteObject

Delete a secondary DNS record

editObject

Edit a secondary DNS record.

getAccount

Retrieve the SoftLayer account that owns a secondary DNS record.

getByDomainName

Search for secondary domains by name.

getDomain

Retrieve the domain record created by zone transfer from a secondary DNS record.

getErrorMessages

Retrieve the error messages created during secondary DNS record transfer.

getObject

Retrieve a SoftLayer_Dns_Secondary record.

getStatus

Retrieve the current status of the secondary DNS zone.

transferNow

Initiate a zone transfer for a secondary DNS record.