I have never been one to compliment GoDaddy Software on anything, but I now believe that all of my negative feelings towards them are due to their previous status… a cheap domain registrar. One of my domains, Kularski.org, was registered through GoDaddy because of an arrangement with Google Apps. Now I am starting to wonder if letting the Enomitron manage my domain portfolio is such a wise idea.
This evening I was making arrangements to make Kularski.org have a function for myself similar to that of all of my other Kularski.x domains… to have a separate email functionality for myself under it (not for actual use, just to catch stray mail). Upon trying to enter the information from Google into the DNS records for the domain in the custom DNS panel of GoDaddy I noticed an "import" button, with no context or instruction. I clicked the button, was presented with a generic file upload box, and I thought to myself, "what could they want here?". The only thing that made sense to me was a BIND DNS configuration file… or at least a pseudo-BIND file, using the BIND line syntax.
CURTIS IN MX 10 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. CURTIS IN MX 20 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. CURTIS IN MX 20 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. CURTIS IN MX 30 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. CURTIS IN MX 30 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. CURTIS IN MX 30 ASPMX4.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. CURTIS IN MX 30 ASPMX5.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
Thats all it took to get all of that in there. I didn’t have to click "Add MX Record" 8 times or anything.
Legacy DNS Configurations lives on!