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

Wildcard Record

Wildcard Records give you the ability to map all (or a section) of the records in your domain to one IP. Wildcard records can be A, CNAME, or HTTP Redirection Records. Any record not previously defined in your domain name … Continued

TXT Record

TXT records hold free form text of any type. TXT records historically have also been used to contain human readable information about a server, network, data center, and other accounting information. A fully qualified domain name may have many TXT … Continued

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

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

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