1.4 Changes of a Domain

How do I modify the properties of a domain?

 

Properties of a Domain

 

The properties of a domain at Joker.com include these elements:


Please visit 'My Domains' and click on 'Change' for your desired domain. You will find further explanations at the respective function.

 

 

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Who is able to make changes to a domain?

 

Who is able to make changes to a domain?

 

The Joker.com login account which has been used to register a domain is able to modify all aspects of this domain afterwards.

Additionally, permissions ('roles') may be granted to other Joker.com accounts as an option.

Please check here to find out more about those grants and 'roles'.

 

Also, the person who represents the "registrant contact name" in the Whois data of a domain is authorized to request changes to a domain.

 

 

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What can not be changed?

 

Restrictions on Changes

 

If you register a domain, you are able to control most aspects of this domain:

 

In case you have access to a domain because somebody else assigned you a role ('permissions') for this domain, you only are able to modify aspects limited by this role (=> How to grant roles (= grant permissions to others)?).

 

Important: You are obliged to enter only valid and true address and identity information for Whois data. This is a requirement of all domain registries. 

 

 

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Changes requiring special Procedures

 

Changes requiring special Procedures

 

Some changes of aspects of a domain require special procedures, which are usually following a mandatory ICANN policy. The most common changes are listed here:

 

 

 

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What can be changed?

 

Changes of a Domain

 

If you order (register) a domain, you are able to control all aspects of this domain:

 

In case you have access to a domain because somebody else assigned you a role ('permissions') for this domain, you only are able to modify aspects limited by this role.

Please check here to find out more about 'roles'. 

 

Please also have a look at

 
Important: You are obliged to enter only valid and true address and identity information for Whois data. This is a requirement of all domain registries. 
 
 

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How do I transfer a domain to my account if the domain is already at Joker.com, but on another account?

 

Please follow this link: How to add existing domains to my portfolio?

 

 

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DNSSEC Support

 

What is DNSSEC

 

DNSSEC is the abbreviation for 'Domain Name System Security Extensions'. It is a set of extensions to the domain name system (DNS), basically to allow clients to verify the authenticity and integrity of DNS records.

For a domain to make use of DNSSEC, the following is needed:

 

 

You may take this or dnssec.net as starters for reading more about this topics.

 

DNSSEC Support at Joker.com

Joker.com enables you to 'activate' and configure DNSSEC for your domains - at least for those supporting DNSSEC, of course. Some TLDs supporting DNSSEC currently are:

 

This list will expand as more TLDs implement DNSSEC.

To enable DNSSEC, please login on Joker.com and visit 'My Domains'. Chose the (supported) domain you want to edit. There you will find the section "DNSSEC" to change the DNSSEC settings.

You will also find some examples there, but you probably need to know a bit about DNSSEC, and also about implementation details of your nameserver provider.

 

Please note: Joker.com nameservers currently do not yet support DNSSEC records. In case you use the free Joker.com nameservice, you have to engage another nameserver provider.

 

Resellers will find similar commands to operate DNSSEC using DMAPI and RPanel.

 

 

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Let's Encrypt Support

 

Support for automating Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates

 

Joker.com is working on a new API to allow for all customers making changes to the DNS of their domains wihout having to use the web portal.

 

Until this new API is ready, we want to provide a simple tool to provide immediate support of automated usage of Let's Encrypt certificates.

Of course, we will support this solution also in the future, after the more generic new API will has become available.

 

Using this method, you will be able to request certificates from Let's Encrypt without having to expose the domain using HTTP running a web server, or to add special configurations to existing web services.

Instead, the Let's Encrypt method used is 'dns-01', where a special TXT record needs to be inserted into your domain. Please note that this domain must be using the free Joker.com nameservice (which is default).

 

Setting a TXT record is pretty straight forward:

  1. please login at Joker.com, visit 'My Domains', find the domain you want to add a  Let's Encrypt certificate for, and chose "DNS" in the menu
  2. on the top right, you will find the setting for 'Dynamic DNS'. If not already active, please activate it. It will not affect any other already existing DNS records of this domain.
  3. please take a note of the credentials which are now shown as 'Dynamic DNS Authentication', consisting of a 'username' and a 'password'.
  4. this is all you have to do here - and only once per domain.

 

The following explains the technical details - you may skip this and simply use the attached files which you find below. Theydo work with the commonly used tool dehydrated. Where to place these files, and how to configure your domains or host names is documented in the file 'config.sh'.

 


 

To set a TXT record, you may now do this using a single cURL request:

 

curl -X POST https://svc.joker.com/nic/replace -d \
'username=your-username&password=your-password&zone=your-domain.com&label=_acme-challenge&type=TXT&value=the-TXT-content-to-insert'

 

This will create a TXT record for "_acme-challenge" in zone "your-domain.com".
It responds with 200 and "OK: n# inserted, n# deleted" if everything went OK, and appropriate status and text if not.

Some additional notes regarding this:

 

 

 

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