CAA Records

What are CAA records Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) records allow a DNS domain name holder to specify one or more Certification Authorities (CAs) authorized to issue certificates for that domain.  (RFC 6844) How are they configured Canonical format Use cases … Continued

ANAME Records

WHAT ARE ANAME RECORDS? ANAME records allow you to point the root of your domain to a hostname or FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name). They’re basically a CNAME record but at the root level. How It Works Before ANAME records … Continued

A Records

What are A (Address) Records? A records map an FQDN (fully qualified domain name) to an IP address and are the most used record type in any DNS configuration. A records can be configured in a domain for a specific … Continued

HTTP Redirection Record

WHAT ARE HTTP Redirection RECORDS? HTTP redirects operate very differently from traditional DNS records. That’s because they require the help of a dedicated web server to store all of the redirects. When you create an HTTP redirection record, you’re actually … Continued

CNAME Records

What are CNAME (Canonical Name) Records? CNAME records, also known as Alias records, point a hostname to another hostname or FQDN. They are called Alias records because they point to other records that have the mapping for that domain. When a … Continued

MX Records

What are MX Records? MX records are used by mail servers to determine where to deliver email for a domain. If no email is sent or received from a domain, then there is no reason to have MX records configured … Continued

TXT Records

What are TXT Records? TXT or text records are unformatted text usually with a host or other name.The most common uses for TXT records are Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys (DK), and DomainKeys Identified E-mail (DKIM). TXT records historically have also … Continued

AAAA Records

What are AAAA (IPv6 Address) Records? AAAA (pronounced quad A) records map an FQDN (fully qualified domain name) to an IPv6 address. Similar to an A record, but operates exclusively over the IPv6 protocol. Related Tutorials AAAA Record with Round … Continued

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