DNS stands for Domain Name System. It is often called the “Phonebook of the Internet,” because it helps connect domain names with web servers.
Instead of having to remember these random numbers to access a website, we simply type in GOOGLE.COM instead of its IP: 184.108.40.206.
Each domain has its own unique DNS records that are then used to connect a domain to your website, business mailbox, and more applications.
You can manage which website your DNS nameservers point to, so that you can change your website and other functions without changing your domain name.
What are the most common types of DNS record?
- A record - The record that holds the IP address of a domain. Learn more about the A record and how to add it.
- CNAME record - Forwards one domain or subdomain to another domain, does NOT provide an IP address. Learn more about the CNAME record and how to add it.
- MX record - Directs mail to an email server. Learn more about the MX record and how to add it.
- TXT record - Lets an admin store text notes in the record. These records are often used for email security. Learn more about the TXT record and how to add it.
- NS record - Stores the name server for a DNS entry. Learn more about the NS record and how to add it.
- AAAA record - The record that contains the IPv6 address for a domain (as opposed to A records, which list the IPv4 address). Learn more about the AAAA record and how to add it.
You can access your DNS via Domain Advanced Settings.
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