Managing DNS with InMotion Central

Learn How to Manage DNS With InMotion Central

This guide will show you how to edit or add DNS records with InMotion Central. After registering a new domain or adding an existing domain to InMotion Central, you will have the ability to add or edit their DNS records. Keep in mind that modifications are typically only needed in specific situations, such as when your email is hosted on a 3rd party service.

Be sure to point to the following nameservers so your DNS can be managed here:,

Updating Name Servers

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Click the Domains link in the main menu.
  3. In the Domain Registrations section, click the Manage link next to your domain.
    Managing Domain
  4. If your Domain Lock is set to “On” click the disable link.
    Unlocking Domain With InMotion Central
  5. Click the Edit link in the Name Servers section.
    Editing Namservers With InMotion Central
  6. Enter your name servers in the available fields.
    Entering New Nameservers
  7. You can also click the Add button to enter more name servers or the Default button to reset them.
  8. Click the Save button.
  9. Click the enable link next to the Domain Lock setting.

Managing DNS

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Click the Domains link in the main menu.
  3. In the DNS Management section, click the Edit DNS link next to the domain you want to edit.
    Editing a DNS Entry

    You will then see the following warning:
    When using Production Virtual Private Servers or Email through Central, we will automatically create appropriate records for your website or email. Adding manual records is usually only necessary when handling special situations or if your website or email is not hosted here.

You will then be able to edit an existing record or add a new one, we will go over both options below.

Edit a DNS Record

  1. Click the Edit link next to the one you want to modify.
    Edit DNS
  2. You can then change the DNS record as needed.
  3. Click the Save link when you are finished. You will then see your updated setting listed.

Add a DNS Record

  1. Click the blue +Add button.
    Adding a DNS Record
  2. You can then enter your DNS settings as needed, keep in mind that the steps will differ based on the type of record you are adding. You can create the following DNS Records:
    For this example, we are adding an A record so we are entering information for the available fields:
    Name –
    Type – A
    TTL – 900
    Value – 123.456.789.10
  3. Click the Save button after adding your DNS record settings. The page will refresh and you will see it listed with your other records.

View Server’s IP Address with InMotion Central

When managing your DNS, there may be times when you need to view the IP address of your server. For example, you may want to update the A Record for your domain to point to a new production server. Here are the steps for viewing your server’s IP address with InMotion Central. We also recommend bookmarking our full guide on Managing Your Production Server with InMotion Central.

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Hover over the project that you want to view the IP address for and click The Bridge link.
  3. Click your Environment and select the one that is associated with your server.
    Selecting Server Environment
  4. Click the Manage Server link in the navigation menu.
    Manage Server With InMotion Central
  5. You will then see your server information listed along with your IP Address. You can click the copy button to copy it to your clipboard.
    Vieiwng IP Address with InMotion Central

Congratulations, now you know how to manage DNS with InMotion Central. Keep in mind that DNS changes can take time to update globally or propagate. For more information see our guide on Propagation Time Monitoring and Estimates.

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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