Vercel Now (formerly ZEIT Now) is awesome, but one of the features that's missing is a GUI interface to edit and configure DNS records. It's actually not even clear this is possible in the dashboard, but luckily there's a set of commands you can use with the CLI.
First off, if you haven't already install and authenticated in the
now cli, you'll want to do that:
npm install -g now && now # Will prompt to login
Once you're logged in, you can use the commands in the
now dns namespace.
now dns add <domain> <name> <record type> <value> [mx_priority]
<domain>is the address owned by the user and previously registered with zeit.world by using the commands now domain add zeit.rocks or now alias
<name>is the subdomain that will be prefixed to
<domain>(@ as a
<name>refers to the domain without any prefix)
<record type>contains one of the supported record types shown above
<value>indicates the target of the record (like an IP address or a hostname)
[mx_priority]sets the priority of a certain MX record and can therefore only be used in conjunction with this record type
Here's a few examples of commands that might be helpful.
Add a record for a subdomain
$ now dns add <DOMAIN> <SUBDOMAIN> <A | AAAA | ALIAS | CNAME | TXT> <VALUE> $ now dns add zeit.rocks api A 198.51.100.100
Add a MX record (@ as a name refers to the domain)
$ now dns add <DOMAIN> '@' MX <RECORD VALUE> <PRIORITY> $ now dns add domain.com '@' MX mx1.improvmx.com 10
Add a SRV record
$ now dns add <DOMAIN> <NAME> SRV <PRIORITY> <WEIGHT> <PORT> <TARGET> $ now dns add zeit.rocks '@' SRV 10 0 389 zeit.party
Remove a MX record
$ now dns ls # Show the records, and copy the ID you wish to remove $ now dns rm rec_92bd1b1e4311ffd93e4a2cae # ID from previous step
If you're building a tool that integrates directly with Vercel Now, you could also manage the DNS records directly through the API. You can find the endpoint documentation here.