Delegate a domain

Domain delegation means transferring domain management rights to the selected DNS server. You can delegate a domain to Yandex servers. They will store information about your domain and let you manage it.

Attention. Before delegating a domain, link it to your organization and verify it. You may lose your domain if you do it the other way around.

If you delegate a domain to Yandex servers, you get the following features:

  • Automatic setup of DNS records required for Mail (MX, SPF, CNAME, and DKIM).

  • You will be able to manage your domain's DNS records with the Yandex.Connect DNS editor.

If you're using your domain to host a website, delegating the domain shouldn't affect how the website operates in most cases. To make sure your website address is linked to the domain name, check the Domain's A record in the Yandex.Connect DNS Editor.

You can delegate a domain by going to your profile on your registrar's website. To do this, you need to change the NS records in your domain settings. The NS records are addresses of the DNS servers that are crucial for the domain to run. You can only delegate domains that have already been linked to your company in Yandex.Connect.

To delegate a domain to Yandex servers, do the following:

  1. Log in to Yandex.Connect as an administrator.
  2. Go to the Yandex.Connect home page, find the Webmaster card, and click .

  3. Make sure your domain status says Confirmed.
  4. Go to the DNS server management section (delegation) on your registrar's website.
  5. Change the values of the primary and secondary DNS servers as follows (the letter “d” at the beginning of names is placed there deliberately):
    • Primary DNS server – dns1.yandex.net..
    • Secondary DNS server – dns2.yandex.net..

    If the delegation settings have a field for entering the IP addresses, leave them empty.

  6. Wait for the changes to take effect in the DNS. It may take DNS servers up to 72 hours to exchange the updated DNS records.

  7. Go to the domain management page and make sure your domain's status says Delegated.