DNS and nameservers
How to set up external DNS services to work with Release.
Before you create a domain in Release, take a moment to decide whether you'll use an entire domain (in other words, all subdomains on a domain) for Release, or whether you'll use a single subdomain on your domain for Release.
If you do not yet have a domain name, we recommend registering a new domain through your cloud provider.
Using a domain name dedicated to Release enables launching your live environments on Release, and is recommended for applications where you plan to use permanent environments instead of only ephemeral environments.
For example, you could launch a permanent environment on
If you already use an external DNS server for your domain, or your domain registrar does not support setting custom nameservers at domain-level (such as Cloudflare Registrar), we recommend using a subdomain for your Release applications.
This way, you can delegate DNS for the subdomain only to Release, while keeping full control over the rest of your domain with your current provider.
For example, if you choose to use
release.example.comfor your Release environments, you still have the option to use
api.example.comfor services outside Release.
Your Release environments will have domains that are one level down from your chosen subdomain, for instance,
After creating the DNS zone, Release displays the nameservers your domain or subdomain should use.
Take note of the nameservers provided by Release, then follow one of the guides below to point your domain or subdomain to Release's nameservers: