Migration from other dns


i tried to move from my current dns provider. In my records i have some hostname with @ what complies to rfc1035 rfc1035

@               A free standing @ is used to denote the current origin.

How could i add those hostnames, should i use * or what could i use to achieve that?

Hi Schnuecks,

Thanks for your message, and welcome to deSEC! :slight_smile:

The name @ corresponds to the empty subdomain (= it is for records which apply to the domain name itself). You can simply leave the subname field empty.

(There’s some context in the API docs.)

Stay secure,

Hi, great.

Thanks for the quick response :wink:


i migrated successfully. But i got some errors several tests.



main problem on those tests is that ns1.desec. io does not respond

Hi Schnuecks,

I am unable to reproduce the problem from several other vantage points, and all our frontend nodes are up and running, and I succeeded in connecting each of them individually. As a result, it appears that there is a routing issue between these services and ns1.desec.io.

To debug the routing problem, I contacted the Zonemaster admin and asked for some routing logs as seen from their perspective. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Stay secure,

Hi Schnuecks,

There was a routing issue in the US that caused these problems. As the services you were using seem US-based, those were affected by the problem.

Sorry it took quite a while to fix! Meanwhile, ns1.desec.io was available from other regions of the world, and ns2.desec.org was available globally throughout. Apart from a bit of extra latency seen in certain US locations, there was no other service degradation or disruption.

Thanks for reporting it!

Stay secure,


now it looks good, very nice.

I wish i could say other services would give such an effort on problems.


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