Category Archives: What’s New

IP Address Changes for Host Monitoring and DNS Failover

We’ve been upgrading the servers Zoneedit uses for host monitoring and failover checks. As a result, the IP addresses for these servers have changed. Any customers that have firewall rules in place to allow tests through, please use the following IP addresses.

 IP  HOST  CITY  COUNTRY Toronto, ON CA Clifton (New Jersey) US Amsterdam NL New York US London UK Fremont (California) US Tokyo JP

CAA Records Now Available

Earlier this year the CA/Browser Forum voted to make Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) mandatory for all Certificate Authorities. What this means that domains will need to assert via DNS records (the CAA DNS RRType) which CA’s are permitted to issue certificates for your domains. Think of it as “sort of like SPF, but for SSL/TLS certs”.

CAA records are now enabled in the ZoneEdit control panel. (If you don’t see the Advanced DNS Records, make sure they are enabled in your user preferences.) Continue reading

Sender Rewrite Scheme added for email forwarding

We would like to announce that we have implemented the Sender Rewrite Scheme, or SRS, on our mail forwarding services.   This is designed to remedy the increasingly prevelant problem with SPF enforcement breaking email forwarding services from any provider,  including ourselves.

The SPF protocol allows domain administrators to specify which mailservers are authorised  to send email from addresses within that domain name, this helps reduce spam in general and the problem of spammers pretending they are sending from domains they have no  connection to.  The problem arises when a domain with SPF records in place sends email to an address which is in turn forwarded to an address which enforces SPF.  The receiving  server looks at the domain in the return_path header from the email and compares the IP of the mailserver it is receiving the email from, which is the forwarding server, with the list of allowed mailservers for that domain.  Naturally the sender does not have any connection to the provider forwarding the mail and the forwarding mailservers IP is not on the list of authorised servers, and the receiving server bounces the email.

SRS rewrites the return_path header to maintain a record of the original sender information  but ending in a domain name controlled by the forwarding provider, in our case, which has an SPF record which includes the forwarding server and so passes the recipient  SPF check, preventing the forwarding mail from bouncing.

For anyone who for any reason does not want their domain’s mail forwarding to make use of SRS we are shortly rolling out the ability to disable this through your domains email settings, for the time being you can send us a request to exempt your domain through the Get Support link at the top left of your account.

Registrar Transfer / Domain Transfers Now Available

You may now move your domain registration over to ZoneEdit and consolidate management of both the domain registry and your DNS.

Things to Know:

  • Domain transfers cost $12 and add 1 year of time, you don’t lose anything if you still have time left with your old registrar – it functions as if it’s an “early renewal”
  • FREE DOMAIN PRIVACY on the first 5,000 domains transferred to ZoneEdit (valid for .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info domains) – (a $9.95/year value)
  • FYI: Your Registrar of record will show up as “easyDNS” (ZoneEdit’s parent company), with ZoneEdit as the “Reseller”.
  • All transferred domains qualify for Premium Support.

Just log in, manage your domains and click on the Switch Registrar link:


Welcome to the New ZoneEdit

If you weren’t already aware, ZoneEdit has been acquired by easyDNS.

On Saturday Oct. 4th, 2014 we performed the major cutover of all systems to brand new infrastructure operated by the new ZoneEdit.

All existing services and plans will be grandfathered into the new system.

The online help portal is, please pay particular attention to the section “Changes Under the New System”.