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The default domain settings

You can configure several default settings for your domain names inside your control panel. With these settings you can indicatie which WHOIS data, DNS records and nameservers you wish to use for new domain registrations and domain transfers.

This article shows you how to view your default settings and how to edit them.


Default settings

You can find your default domain settings inside your control panel. From here, go to 'Domains & Hosting' and click the 'Manage' button in the top right corner. Next, click 'Default settings'.

Select default domain settings

You will now see an overview of the 'Default domain settings'.

An overview of the default domain settings


WHOIS data

Clicking 'WHOIS data' will direct you to the default WHOIS data of your domain names. The WHOIS data contains the contact information required for domain registrations. The data you enter here will be used for doman names you register at or transfer to TransIP.

If you change the WHOIS data during a transfer request, that data will be used for the domain transfer. If you opt out of changing the WHOIS data during the transfer request, the default WHOIS data will be used instead.

Your default WHOIS data

At the top of the page you will find the option 'Copy from'. You can select an existing domain name in the dropdown menu to copy data of the specified domain name to the fields below.

You can always choose to edit the WHOIS data manually. Once you've made the desired changes, click 'Save' to save these changes.

Take note: Changing the default WHOIS data does not change the WHOIS data of your existing domain names. The default WHOIS data is only used when registering or transfering a domain name.

 

If you wish to edit the WHOIS data of existing domain names, navigate to 'Domains & Hosting' and select your domain name on the left hand side (don't check the box).

 

Now click on the cog wheel next to 'Your domain contact information' to be able to change the WHOIS data of the specified domain name. To paste your default WHOIS data, click the dropdown menu next to 'Copy from' and select 'Default WHOIS data'. Click 'Save' to save your changes.

 

Some domain extensions do not allow an automatic change of WHOIS data via this page. If your domain extension has an alternative owner change process, a notification will be showed informing you which steps to take.


DNS settings

Just like with the default WHOIS data, you can specify which DNS records you wish to use for new domain registrations and domain transfers.

This can come in handy if you wish to use a default configuration for your domain names. For instance, you can set your default DNS settings to point your domain names to your VPS by default.

Initially, your default DNS settings are set to use our the DNS records for our 'Reserved' page.

Your default DNS settings

As with other default settings, you will be able to paste DNS records of an existing domain, by selecting it next to 'Copy from' or entering your own desired DNS records. You can also set a TTL for all your DNS records at once.

Once you've made your changes, click 'Save' to save them. Below the list of DNS records you can find an more information on the records you can use at TransIP.

Just like the default WHOIS data, editing the default DNS settings will not affect the DNS of existing domain names. These settings are only used for new domain registrations and domain transfers.

 

If you wish to edit the DNS records of existing domain names, navigate to 'Domains & Hosting' and select your domain name on the left hand side (don't check the box).

 

Next, scroll down to 'Advanced domain settings' and edit the information here. If you see 'Domain settings' and you wish to edit your DNS records, make sure to disable the TransIP settings on the right hand side.


Nameserver settings

On this page you will be able to change the default Nameserver settings. Initially, you will automatically use the TransIP nameservers for new domain registrations and domain transfers. If you want to use alternative nameservers for new domain registrations and transfers, this is the place to edit them.

Your default nameserver settings

You can choose to copy nameserver settings of existing domain names or enter nameservers yourself. In that case, make sure you first remove the TransIP nameservers before adding your own.

Below the list of nameservers you will find more information on nameservers in general.

Just like with the other default settings, editing the default nameserver settings will not affect the nameservers of existing domain names. These settings are only used for new domain registrations and domain transfers.

 

If you wish to edit the nameservers of existing domain names, navigate to 'Domains & Hosting' and select your domain name on the left hand side (don't check the box).

 

Next, scroll down to 'Advanced domain settings' and edit the nameservers here. If you see 'Domain settings' and you wish to edit your nameservers , make sure to disable the TransIP settings on the right hand side.



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