Hi, @zallarakpipe, DNS services are certainly not one size fits all and it is true that if your domain isn’t hosted on Netlify we recommend not using our DNS service.
If you do host your domain on Netlify, using Netlify DNS does enable some advanced features:
- DNS records are created automatically when a custom domain is added to a Netlify site
- SSL certificates for branch subdomain are updated automatically
However, those same NETLIFY/NETLIFYv6 records which are automatically created cannot be deleted in our UI at this time. (Our support team is happy to delete them upon request.) You can relink the domain or subdomain to a new Netlify site and this will work regardless of what the system record says. However, to create an A, AAAA, or CNAME record for the same custom name or subdomain, we must the delete the NETLIFY/NETLIFYv6 record first.
If you are not hosting your site at Netlify, this downside exists and, because it isn’t hosted with us, there is no upside.