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  AAAA (Address ~ IPv6) Record

The IPv6 Address Record is a much larger address space than that of an IPv4 Address Record. Addresses in IPv6 Address Records are 128 bits long while those in IPv4 Address Records are 32 bits long.

 A (Address ~ IPv4) Record

This Record is used to translate a domain name to an IP Address.

 CNAME (Canonical Name) Record

CNAME Records are domain name aliases. Often computers on the Internet have multiple functions such as Web Server, FTP Server, Chat Server, etc.. To mask this, CNAME Records can be used to give a single computer multiple names (aliases)....

 MX (Mail Exchange) Record

An MX Record identifies the email server(s) responsible for a domain name. When sending an email to user@xyz.com, your email server must first look up the MX Record for xyz.com to see which email server actually handles email...

 NS (Name Server) Record

NS Records identify the DNS servers responsible (authoritative) for a Zone. A Zone should contain one NS Record for each of its own DNS servers (primary and secondary). This mostly is used for Zone Transfer purposes (notify). These NS Records have...

 SOA (Start of Authority) Record

Each Zone contains a single SOA Record, which holds the following values for the Zone: Name of Primary DNS Server: The domain name of the Primary DNS server for the Zone. The Zone should contain a matching NS Record. The...

 SRV (Service) Record

An SRV or Service Record is a category of data in the DNS specifying information on available services. When looking up for a service, you must first look up the SRV Record for the service to see which server actually handles it. Then it looks up...

 TXT (Text) Records

TXT Records provide the ability to associate some text with a domain or a sub-domain. This text is meant to strictly provide information and has no functionality as such. A TXT Record can store up to 255 characters of free form text. This Record...

 What is DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed database, arranged hierarchically, containing records for domain names. The DNS system's main aim is to match a domain name to an IP Address. In order to fulfill this role,...

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