Setting up DNS Records Setting up DNS Records

Setting up DNS Records

This group of tutorials shows you how to add different types of DNS Records in the control panel.

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How to add an 'A' record ?

An 'A' record, which stands for “address” is the most basic type of syntax used in DNS records, indicating the actual IP address of the domain.

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How to add an 'AAAA' record ?

AAAA records are IPv6 address records which map a host name to an IPv6 address.

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How to add a CNAME record ?

Canonical Name (CNAME) records allow you to associate new subdomains with an existing domain's DNS records. CNAME records are helpful when pointing multiple domain names to the same host.

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How to add a HINFO record ?

A HINFO-record specifies the host/server's type of CPU and operating system. This information can be used by application protocols such as FTP, which use special procedures when communicating with computers of a known CPU and operating system type.

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How to add a MX record ?

MX records or mail exchange records specify which mail servers are responsible for a particular domain. A MX record is a type of DNS record which is responsible for accepting incoming email and routing it to a specified mail server, based on the information in the record.

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How to add a NS record ?

NS records indicate which name servers are authoritative for the zone / domain. NS records help to ensure that all of the domains on your server are available at all times. Multiple NS records ensure that your customers are able to reach your site without any problems.

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How to add an SPF record ?

An SPF record is a type of DNS record that identifies which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain. The goal is to reduce the amount of spam and fraud by making it much harder for malicious senders to disguise their identity.

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How to add an SRV record ?

An SRV record is an advanced type of record which allows you to specify services that you have on your domain, most commonly used with SIP configuration.

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How to add a TXT record ?

A TXT (text) record is used to hold some text information. You can put virtually any free text you want within a TXT record. The most common uses for TXT records are Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys (DK), and DomainKeys Identified E-mail (DKIM).

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