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

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

DMARC Record

Before you configure a DMARC record, you must already have both SPF and DKIM records configured. DMARC records are a security protocol that will log any fraudulent attempts to use your domain to send email. DMARC records are stored in … 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

Get Started

New to DNS Made Easy? Please follow this step by step guide to get set up. Step 1: Get your free month of service Please go to https://dnsmadeeasy.com and click on Start Free Trial. From the free trial page, select Start Your … Continued