Dyn Domain Configuration

Learn how to point your Dyn domain to a Pantheon site.


Before You Begin

Be sure that you have a:

Locate Pantheon's DNS Values

Identify DNS values to point your domain to Pantheon:

  1. Navigate to the Site Dashboard and select the target environment (typically Live) then click Domains / HTTPS.
  2. Click the Details button next to your domain.

Keep this page open and login to your Dyn DNS account in a new tab before you continue.

Configure DNS Records on Dyn

A Record

  1. Click Overview then Manage from the far right menu.
  2. Navigate to Simple Editor > Records.
  3. Select A from the record type dropdown menu.
  4. Enter the A record value provided by Pantheon in the IP Address field.
  5. Select desired Time to Live (TTL).

    Time to Live (TTL)

    The TTL dictates the lifespan of a DNS record; a shorter time means less time to wait until the changes go into effect. TTLs are always set in seconds with a few common ones being 86400 (24 hours), 43200 (12 hours), and 3600 (1 hour).

    When you make a change to the TTL of an existing record, you need to wait for the old TTL time to pass - that is, if it had been set to 86400, you would need to wait a full 24 hours for the new setting to begin propagating everywhere.

  6. Click Add.

AAAA Records

  1. Select AAAA from the record type dropdown menu.
  2. Enter the first AAAA record value provided by Pantheon in the IP Address field.
  3. Select desired Time to Live (TTL).
  4. Click Add.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for the second AAAA record value provided by Pantheon. There are two AAAA records for improved uptime and reliability.

CNAME Record

A CNAME record is required to configure a subdomain (e.g., www.example.com).

  1. Select CNAME from the record type dropdown menu.
  2. Enter the CNAME record value provided by Pantheon (e.g. live-example.pantheonsite.io) in the Cname field.
  3. Select desired Time to Live (TTL).
  4. Click Add.

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