Adding a DNS record for a private domain name

OpenVPN Cloud provides a quick and easy way for you to route traffic to servers, on the networks connected to it, by name. Instead of making changes to your private DNS server’s entry or even using private DNS servers, you can add a DNS record right in your VPN configuration.

Note: Prior to making a DNS record entry, check that the IP addresses that you want to route the traffic to are accessible from a device connected to OpenVPN Cloud.

To add a DNS record for a private domain name that will take precedence over entries in OpenVPN or your private DNS server, please follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to the OpenVPN Cloud administration portal at https://cloud.openvpn.com/.
  2. Access Settings > DNS.
  3. Click (+) beside DNS Records.
  4. Enter a fully qualified domain name (e.g. hostname.example.com) or a root domain name (e.g. example.com) in the Domain Name field. All subdomains of the domain name are mapped to this entry if there are no other DNS entries that match the specific subdomain names.
  5. Add one or multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses that map to the domain name.
  6. Click the checkmark to save each entry.