Frequent Questions: DNS Records

Why are DNS records needed?

In order for your domain name (“”) or subdomain (“ to function it is necessary that you tell it where to go to find the content.

Where can I edit my DNS resource records?

If you are using Gandi’s Live DNS, and if your domain is at Gandi, you can manage your DNS records from our interface.

Otherwise, you will need to contact your nameserver provider (which is frequently your web host), and modify your records on their interface.

How long does it take for my DNS records to work?

If you are using our LiveDNS, and if the record is new (it does not replace an old one on the same name) the change will be made in real time in our zone. You may need to wait a couple of hours, however, for the changes to be seen all over the internet, especially if you are replacing an existing record with a different value.

What DNS record types does Gandi’s LiveDNS support?

You can add the following DNS records to your domain via our website at Gandi if it uses our LiveDNS:

A, AAAA, ALIAS (not yet supported with dnssec-enabled domains), CNAME, MX, NS, TXT, WKS, SRV, LOC, SPF, CAA, SSHFP, PTR, DNAME

In addition to the above, the following are also supported via our LiveDNS REST API,:


What is the minimum TTL value?

The minimum TTL value that we enforce at Gandi with our LiveDNS is 300 seconds.

Do you have examples of DNS records?

Yes, you can see more about some specific record types, along with examples, on the following pages: