What is an ANAME Record?

An ANAME record is like a CNAME record but at the root level. ANAME records are most commonly used for CDN (Content Delivery Network) implementations at the root of a domain. When you create an ANAME record, you will point the … Continued

A Record

What are A (Address) Records? A records map a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) to an IP address and are the most often used record type in any DNS configuration. A records can be configured in a domain for a … Continued

TXT Record

TXT records hold free form text of any type. A fully qualified domain name may have many TXT records. The most common uses for TXT records are Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys (DK), and DomainKeys Identified E-mail (DKIM). TXT records … Continued

CNAME Record

These are usually referred to as alias records since they usually map an alias to its canonical name. The name server does handle these queries differently from an A record. When a name server looks up a name and finds … Continued

MX Record

MX Record (Mail Exchange Record)These records is used by mail servers to determine where to deliver email. MX records should only map to A records (not CNAME records). If an MX record is missing for the domain the mail for … Continued

NS Record (Nameserver)

NS Records are nameserver records. You can add additional NS records to a domain if you plan on using additional name servers that do not belong to DNS Made Easy. In order to do this, you must configure an ACL … Continued

ANAME Records

ANAME records are alias records that allow you to map the apex (root record) or any other record within your domain to a target host name. Creating an ANAME record is as simple as creating a CNAME record and only … Continued

SOA (Start of Authority) Record

SOA (Start of Authority) records are used to determine how your zone propagates to the secondary nameservers. DNS Made Easy creates a default SOA record for each domain added into our system. However, you can create and customize your own … Continued

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Record

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) records allow a recipient to validate a sender as the owner of an email message. Domain Keys use public key encryption to apply digital signatures to email, this allows verification of the sender as well as … Continued

CAA Records

What are CAA Records? Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) records allow a domain name holder to specify one or more Certification Authorities (CAs) authorized to issue certificates for that domain.  (RFC 6844) CAA records are intended to prevent CAs from improperly … Continued