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CDS Records

HexDNS will automatically publish CDS records to instruct the parent zone to setup DNSSEC records for a secure delegation. CDS requires explicit support by the parent zone.

More details on how CDS works are available on the domains docs.

Manage CDS records

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This is a beta feature. We're still working on it, but we feel it is complete enough to let people try it out. Don't expect perfection just yet.

Sometimes you'll want to change DNS provider. Changing DNSSEC during this can be a pain.

Moving to HexDNS

If you're moving from another provider that supports DNSSEC to HexDNS you can add the old DS and DNSKEY records to ensure the old DS records say in the parent until the changeover is done.

If you're moving from another provider that does not support DNSSEC to HexDNS you can disable CDS until the changeover is complete to ensure DNSSEC does not break.

Moving from HexDNS

If you're moving to a provider that doesn't support DNSSEC or doesn't support a proper CDS rollover you can use the Disable CDS button to tell the parent zone to remove its DS records. Your zone will remain signed by HexDNS, meaning you'll never have broken DNSSEC.

If you're moving to a provider that does support DNSSEC rollover you can add the DS and DNSKEY records from the new provider to HexDNS to be published along with HexDNS's DS and DNSKEY records. The HexDNS records can't be unpublished when this mode is used, so the HexDNS records will remain in the parent until the name servers are changed over.


Last update: March 16, 2021