What is NAPTR Record?

NAPTR records are most commonly used for applications in Internet telephony - in the mapping of servers and user addresses in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
The combination of NAPTR records with Service Records (SRV) allows the chaining of multiple records to form complex rewrite rules which produce new domain labels or uniform resource identifiers (URIs).

The NAPTR record has the following look in your ClouDNS Control Panel:

Host Type: Points to: TTL:
hostname.com NAPTR 1 1 "" "123" "regular" . 3600


How to create NAPTR record?

In order to create a new NAPTR record, go to your control panel, click on the DNS zone at the Dashboard and from the button "Add new record" you can start adding the record. Here are example DNS record settings:

TTL: 1 Hour
Host: example
Order: (from 0 to 65535)
Preference: (from 0 to 65535)
Flag: (empty or U, S, A,P)
Protocol Resolution Service: from 0 to 32 symbols
Regular Expression: someregex
Replacement: somerep

Note: The Regular Expression and the Replacement cannot be used both or left empty.


Support of NAPTR records

ClouDNS supports NAPTR records for the all primary and secondary dns zones, both for domain and reverse dns zones.

Nore: The NAPTR Record is not presented for the Free Customers. If you want to use it, you need to choose one of our Premium DNS or DDoS Protected DNS Plans.


How to start managing NAPTR records with ClouDNS?

  1. Open free trial account with our Premium DNS from here - free for 30 days, regular price $2.00/month for 40 dns zones (both reverse dns and domain names)
  2. Verify your e-mail address - click on the verification link sent to your e-mail
  3. Log into your control panel
  4. Create a new DNS zone for your domain
  5. Add the NAPTR records as it is described in this article
  6. Add also the other DNS records you need for your domain
  7. Change the name servers of your domain name to these listed at your Dashboard
  8. Once the dns propagation is completed, the NAPTR records will be working for your domain name

How to add NAPTR record - Step by Step video:

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