DNS Records and different types (.com domains only)

Modified on: Wed, 27 Dec, 2023 at 4:37 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. 


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, 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.


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