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

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), DomainKeys Identified E-mail (DKIM), and DMARC. TXT … Continued

MX Record

What is a 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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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

What is Dynamic DNS

A Dynamic DNS service, or DDNS, allows you to connect to the Internet with a dynamic (changing) IP address. This helps you avoid connection interruptions and allows you to use applications that usually require a static IP address. Dynamic DNS … Continued

How to Set Up Vanity DNS

In this tutorial, we will discuss how to configure Vanity Name Servers in your DNS Made Easy account. Overview: Vanity DNS allows you to re-brand authoritative name servers using your own domain name as the host name. The end result … Continued

DMARC Record

Before you configure a DMARC record, you must already have both SPF and DKIM records configured. A DMARC record would be generated by your email service provider or the administrator of your email server. Once you have the content of … Continued

Office 365 Setup

The steps to configure DNS Made Easy with Office 365 are as follows: If you’ve closed Office 365, start by gathering the information you need to create the DNS records required for your domain. There is a reference article that … Continued