SPF Records

What are SPF (Sender Policy Framework) Records? SPF records are used by mail exchanges to verify which hosts are allowed to send mail for that domain. It is used to validate a sender’s identity and can help mitigate spam. SPF … Continued

SRV Records

What are SRV (Service) Records? An SRV record is intended to provide information on available services for systems, most commonly used with SIP configurations. SRV records have a unique system for naming: an underscore followed by the name of the … Continued

NS Records

What are NS Records? NS Records indicate which name servers are authoritative for the domain. NS Records are used in the event that another external DNS provider will be used in conjunction with Constellix DNS. They can also be used … Continued

PTR Records

What are PTR (Pointer) Records? Pointer records are used to map a network interface (IP) to a hostname for a reverse DNS configuration. PTR records are configured within reverse DNS domains (in-addr.arpa) domains. PTR Record Fields Reverse DNS Overview Before you … Continued

Wild Card Records

What are Wild Card Records? Wildcard records allow an administrator to point all non-existent records within a domain to a single target host. Any record not explicitly defined in the domain name, will resolve to the target of the wild … Continued

SOA Records

What are SOA (Start of Authority) Records? SOA (Start of Authority) records are used to determine how a DNS zone propagates to secondary name servers. An SOA record is created by default for each domain added into the Constellix DNS … Continued

DKIM Records

What are DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) Records? Domain Keys 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, … Continued

Disabling a Record

Records can be disabled in Constellix DNS if you want to remove them from the name servers without removing the record configuration in the Constellix DNS control panel. A disabled record will remain in the control panel with full configuration … Continued

HINFO Records

What are HINFO Records? HINFO records are system information records used to provide a definition of the hardware and operating system in use at a host. For security reasons, these records are rarely used on public servers. HINFO RECORD FIELDS … Continued

Record Modes

When you are configuring some record types, you will be prompted to choose a record mode. To learn about each of the Record Modes, refer to the table below. Failover Failover automatically redirects traffic over to a backup IP address … Continued