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DNS Record Types

PTR Record -

Pointer records are used to map a network interface (IP) to a host name. These are primarily used for reverse DNS. Name: This usually represents the last octet of the IP address. System (PTR to): This will be the value (the reverse DNS) for your host / computer within your domain. TTL: The T [...]

SRV Record +

An SRV record is intended to provide information on available services for your systems, most commonly used with SIP configuration. SRV records have a unique system for naming. The naming system is an underscore followed by the name of the service, followed by a period, and underscore, and then the [...]

AAAA Record +

AAAA Record (IPv6 Address Record) These records map a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) to an IPv6 address. This is the IPv6 equivalent to the A record. Name: This will be the host for your domain which is actually a computer within your domain. Your domain name is automatically appended to [...]

SPF Record +

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) Records are used for email validation to mitigate spam. SPF records allow domain administrators to define all hosts allowed to send mail for a domain by creating a specific TXT record that is then used by mail exchangers to validate a senders identity. The data of an SP [...]

TXT Record +

TXT Record (Text Record) These 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 historically have also been [...]

HTTP Redirection Record +

These records are not standard DNS records. The HTTP Redirection record is a combination of A records to DNS Made Easy HTTP forwarding servers and a configuration on these forwarding servers. HTTP Redirection records are useful when you would like a specific fully qualified domain name to forward to [...]

NS Record +

These records indicate which name servers are authoritative for the zone / domain. NS Records are primarily used if you want to break your domain into subdomains. Subdomains indicate you are delegating a portion of a domain name to a different group of name servers, thus creating NS records to point [...]

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 the domain will normally be attempted to be delivered to the matching A [...]

CNAME Record +

CNAME Record (Canonical Name 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 a CNAME record, it replaces the name with t [...]

A Records +

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