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What is an A name record?

An A record maps a domain name to the IP address (Version 4) of the computer hosting the domain. An A record is used to find the IP address of a computer connected to the internet from a name. The A in A record stands for Address.

What is the difference between an A record and a Cname?

The CNAME record maps a name to another name. It should only be used when there are no other records on that name. The ALIAS record maps a name to another name, but can coexist with other records on that name. The URL record redirects the name to the target name using the HTTP 301 status code.

Can you have an A record and a cname record?

Restrictions. A CNAME record must always point to another domain name and never directly to an IP address. A CNAME record cannot co-exist with another record for the same name. It's not possible to have both a CNAME and TXT record for www.example.com .

When should Cname be used?

A CNAME, or Canonical Name record, is a record that points to another domain address rather than an IP address. For example, say you have several subdomains, like www.mydomain.com, ftp.mydomain.com, mail.mydomain.com etc and you want these sub domains to point to your main domain name mydomain.com.

What is an A record?

An A record maps a domain name to the IP address (Version 4) of the computer hosting the domain. An A record is used to find the IP address of a computer connected to the internet from a name. The A in A record stands for Address.

What is an Aname record?

ANAME records are alias records that allow you to map the apex (root record) or any other record within your domain to a target host name. ... ANAME records can be used as the root record for a domain as the resulting records created are A records which bypasses the limitation of allowing the alias at the root record.

Does a domain need an A record?

"A records (also known as host records) are the central records of DNS. These records link a domain, or subdomain, to an IP address. A records and IP addresses do not necessarily match on a one-to-one basis. ... If you set NS records for your share hosting then there is no need to set an A record in DNS manager.

What is an a record for a domain?

An A record maps a domain name to the IP address (Version 4) of the computer hosting the domain. ... A Records are the simplest type of DNS records, and one of the primary records used in DNS servers. You can do a lot with A records, including using multiple A records for the same domain in order to provide redundancy.

Does an A record have to be an IP address?

A Records are the most basic type of DNS record and are used to point a domain or subdomain to an IP address.

Does a Cname need an A record?

Restrictions. A CNAME record must always point to another domain name and never directly to an IP address. A CNAME record cannot co-exist with another record for the same name. It's not possible to have both a CNAME and TXT record for www.example.com .

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