I have a site that I’m working on and would like to connect Netlify DNS (to prep for release), but I don’t want it to publish any of my branches yet. Is this possible to do? I haven’t seen any setting for this.
You could certainly
delegate DNS for a domain, and configure all appropriate records and when the time comes configure it as a custom domain on a site.
Check out the following guides
Last reviewed: February 2022
Note: All options discussed in this guide assume you have already
added your custom domain to your Netlify site.
Hi there! Need to get your site up and running with DNS? Start here with either Newly purchased domain or Existing domain that you’ve already used.
Newly purchased domain
If you have a brand new domain purchased from a registrar such as Namecheap or GoDaddy, and you want to quickly get your DNS set up, you have two options:
External DNS - Create the…
Last reviewed by Netlify Support on 13 Sep 2021
What is this topic about?
This topic covers copying your existing DNS records from your current DNS service to Netlify.
Netlify DNS is service which allows you to manage DNS records for domains using our web UI (even for domains registered elsewhere).
IMPORTANT: You must copy all required DNS records to the Managed DNS service before changing the domain’s name servers to the Managed DNS server to avoid possible interruption of services.
We know that using your own custom domain (Example: http://somecooldomain.com) on a Netlify site can be a bit confusing at times. The good news is that our team has written an abundance of guides covering various questions regarding domains. This listing has all of our “best practice” guides about configuring and using Netlify DNS and custom domains on our service, grouped by topic area. We have a few guides that cover multiple topic areas, so we have listed them under each rel…