Create DNS zone record

This function adds a DNS zone record.


  • When you call this function, you must include the additional parameters for the selected zone record type.
  • When you disable the DNS role, the system disables this function.


On servers that run CentOS 7, you may see a named warning about the absence of SPF resource records on DNS.

  • This warning is not relevant on CentOS 7 servers, because RFC 7208 deprecated SPF records. CentOS 7 servers use TXT records instead of SPF records.
  • Red Hat 7.1 and CentOS 7.1 both contain bind-9.9.4-23.el7, which is an updated version of BIND that complies with RFC 7208. To resolve this issue, update your operating system to a version that contains the updated version of BIND. For more information, read the Red Hat Bugzilla case about SPF record errors.
Request Body schema: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
string or string

The record's class.

string <domain>

The new zone record's domain.

string <domain>

The record's name.


Do not omit any necessary trailing periods.

integer >= 1
Default: 86400

The record's Time To Live (TTL), in seconds.


The DNS record type:

  • A - A records store IPv4 addresses. Use them to map a hostname to an IPv4 address.
  • A6 - A6 records store IPv6 addresses.
  • AAAA - AAAA records store IPv6 addresses.
  • AFSDB - AFSDB records store the location of an AFS cell's database servers.
  • CAA - CAA records control which certificate authorities can issue SSL certificates for a domain.
  • CNAME - CNAME records create an alias to another hostname.
  • DNAME - DNAME records create an alias for a hostname and its subnames.
  • DS - DS records specify a record's delegation signer.
  • HINFO - HINFO records specify a host's CPU and OS types.
  • LOC - LOC records store a hostname's geographical location.
  • MX - MX records point a domain name to its MTAs.
  • NS - NS records store a domain's authoritative nameservers.
  • PTR - PTR records point to a CNAME.
  • RP - RP records store a domain's Responsible Person's information.
  • SOA - SOA records designate the beginning of a zone of authority.
  • SRV - SRV records store the service location records for newer protocols (for example, Autodiscover).
  • TXT - TXT records store descriptive text or useful records (for example, SPF or DKIM records).

When you call this function, you must include the additional parameters for the desired zone record type. Select a zone record from the menu to view the required additional parameters:

string <ipv4>

The zone record's IPv4 address.


For more information about A records, read RFC 1035 at IANA.


HTTP Request was successful.

Response Schema: application/json
Request samples
whmapi1 --input=json --output=jsonpretty \
Response samples
  • "metadata": {
    • "command": "addzonerecord",
    • "reason": "Bind reloading on hostname using rndc zone: []\n",
    • "result": 1,
    • "version": 1