What is a TTL?

A TTL, or Time to Live, is a setting in every DNS record that dictates how long the record will be cached by resolving nameservers, browsers, etc.  Resolving name servers are the middlemen of the DNS exchange. When you enter a … 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

AAAA Record

AAAA records are IPv6 address records which map a host name to an IPv6 address. How to Configure USER ACTION STEP 1: Select the DNS Menu   USER ACTION WHAT YOU WILL SEE STEP 2: Select Managed DNS   USER … Continued

HTTP Redirection Record

What are HTTP Redirection Records? For any redirects that point outside of your FQDN, you need to use a special kind of DNS record called an HTTP Redirection record. These records are actually an A record that points to a … Continued