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Discussion on: Why do we still speak in direct DNS?

andrewscofield profile image

I think one possible solution would be to remove the DNS tables from the equation, if/when needed. It would require some collaborations but for example, why can't Google Workspace use oauth and an API to update the MX records at my domain registrar?

A lot of automation actually does happen at the hosting level with tools like cPanel if you host your nameservers and everything there, but frequently we need our services tied to multiple servers so it's only have the equation.

jsn1nj4 profile image

I think Google does do this depending on the registrar. I know Google Workspace can log into your GoDaddy account to add its verification code and MX records.

But IIRC GoDaddy provides an API for DNS management. I don't remember if I've seen that with other registrars, although my experience has primarily been with GoDaddy.