DNS Records and different types (.com domains only)

Modified on: Thu, 18 Apr, 2024 at 1:00 PM

DNS Records Overview:

This section provides a comprehensive explanation of DNS records and enumerates the DNS record types that are supported.

A DNS record essentially serves as a linkage between a DNS resource and a domain name. Each DNS record is characterized by its specific type, which includes a name and number, an associated expiration time referred to as the "time to live," and data unique to its record type. Name servers are currently being allocated to Google Cloud servers. 

You can update the DNS records by going to 'My Domains" and then click 'Manage' on the .com domain. Here is where you can update and amend DNS records:

Supported DNS Record Types:

We offer support for a range of DNS record types, each serving distinct purposes. Below, we detail these record types along with their respective descriptions:

A Record:

An Address record is typically used to map host names to their corresponding IPv4 addresses.

CNAME Record (subdomains only):

Canonical name record, used to specify alias names. The subdomain must not have any other DNS records set when setting the CNAME.

AAAA Record:

IPv6 address record, employed to map host names to their IPv6 addresses.

TXT Record:

Text record, renowned for its capacity to store arbitrary text and machine-readable data, such as security or abuse prevention information. It's important to note that a TXT record can contain one or more text strings, with each individual string having a maximum length of 255 characters. Multiple strings are concatenated by mail agents and other software agents.

MX records (Mail Exchange records) 

MX records are used to specify the mail server responsible for receiving email on behalf of a domain. MX records have a priority associated with them, indicating the order in which mail servers should be used. Here's an example of how an MX record is typically formatted:

"example.com.    IN    MX    10    mail.example.com" 


Nameservers tell the domain where to go to find the DNS records. If you leave your nameservers set to the default the browser will use our DNS provider when looking up the records.

It is possible to change your nameservers if this is required by your hosting provider. Please see our guide here on changing nameservers.

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