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

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 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

NS Record

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

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

Remove a Template from a Domain

Learn the fundamentals of creating, modifying, and applying templates to domains within your DNS Made Easy account. Templates allow you to apply a custom set of records to a group of domains without having to add or modify them individually. … Continued