How to set up your Secondary DNS Services in Plesk

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This guide will help you set up our Secondary DNS Services in your Plesk control panel. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to manage your DNS records via your control panel. For more information about our Secondary DNS Services please click here.


  • Installed Plesk control panel
  • – Secondary DNS Services
  • This article is written for Plesk with BIND
  • You need to have the SSH login details of your server ready
  • You need to have the administrator login details of your Plesk Ready

Step 1 – Log in to Plesk

Log in to your Plesk environment


Step 2 – Configure Nameservers

Open Tools & Settings >DNS Template


Add / Edit the following DNS Records

HostRecord TypeValue

Apply the changes by clicking on Apply DNS Template Changes.

Step 3 – Configure Zone Transfer


Add the following IP addresses: 

Step 4 – Restart the Nameserver

Go back to your Plesk environment

Navigate to Tools & Settings > Services Managementand restart DNS Server (BIND).


Step 5 – Pre delegated domain check

In this step, we will add a domain into Plesk and check the DNS configuration online. Navigate to Hosting Services and click Add Domain.


Once the domain is added, visit the website to check your DNS configuration. Add your domain in the zone.tld input field and the nameserver in our situation this is,, and Once the information is filled click Test Now.  The website will now generate a report of your DNS configuration. Your DNS configuration can be scored with three colors: GreenOrangeRed.

Green means that the DNS configuration is OK. If it’s orange or red it needs your ATTENTION!



Congratulations, you have configured our Secondary DNS Services on your Plesk. You’re now able to apply the DNS changes (ADD/EDIT/DELETE) directly within your Plesk without going to the control panel of the domain registrar.

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