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

MX Record

What is an MX Record? MX, or Mail Exchange, records are used by mail servers to determine where to deliver email. MX records must be used in conjunction with A records. The A record will point to the mail server(s). … Continued


Perform the core functions of the DNS Made Easy GUI control panel, but programmatically! You can use services like the Global Traffic Director, HTTP Redirection, Failover, and more. Check out the full documentation for details The API is only accessible … Continued

What is Failover?

Failover is a DNS record configuration that automatically updates records based on resource availability. Meaning, if you have a record that points www.yourdomain.com to the IP address and have failover enabled; if is unavailable, the IP address will … Continued

How to Set Up DNS Failover

The DNS Failover service from DNS Made Easy is used to keep sites and web services online in the event of system or network issues. This is done by moving DNS traffic to another IP address that you have running … Continued