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You can configure the values for Refresh, Retry, Expire, and TTL.

To configure zone settings defaults, complete the following:

  1. From the Cloud Services Portal, click Manage -> DNS, and click Global DNS Configuration in the top right-hand corner.
  2. In the Global DNS Configuration page, click Zone Settings Defaults. You will see the following fields:
    • Refresh: Specify the value and choose DaysHours, MinutesSeconds, or Weeks from the drop-down list.

    • Retry: Specify the value and choose DaysHours, Minutes, Seconds, or Weeks from the drop-down list.
    • Expire: Specify the value and choose DaysHours, Minutes, Seconds, or Weeks from the drop-down list.
    • Default TTL: Specify the value and choose DaysHours, Minutes, Seconds, or Weeks from the drop-down list.
    • Negative-caching TTL: Specify the value and choose DaysHours, Minutes, Seconds, or Weeks from the drop-down list.
    • PRIMARY NAME SERVER (FOR SOA MNAME FIELD): Specify the fully qualified domain name of the primary name server (MNAME) in the SOA (Start of Authority) DNS record. Dynamic DNS updates are sent to the primary name server.
      • Select Use Default Name Server to use the default name server.
    • EMAIL ADDRESS (FOR SOA RNAME FIELD): Specify an email address for the SOA RNAME FIELD.
    • Use default forwarders to resolve queries for delegated zones: Select the check box to use the default forwarders for delegated zones.

  3. Click Save & Close to save.
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