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DNS A Record

An A record in DNS is the fundamental record type used to assign an IP address to a DNS name. Devices on their own do not understand how to communicate with human readable names, and so the DNS server acts as a phone book to make sure we’re “calling” the right number.

DNS Records

Domain Name System (DNS) Records are contained within DNS zones. They provide the information about a particular domain to ease communication and often help with security.

IP Address

An Internet Protocol address, or IP address, is a string of characters that are used to identify a device on a layer 3 network.

What is DNS?

Domain Name System (DNS) is a protocol that allows us to use human readable names to communicate over networks, rather than having to manage and memorize IP addresses.

What is a DNS Server
What is a top-level domain?

A top-level domain (TLD) is the right-most part of a domain name. Some of the most common TLDs are .com, .net., and .gov.

Generic Top-Level Domains

Generic Top-Level Domains or gTLDs are likely the most familiar to people. These are the domains that end in three-letter domains like .com, .net, and .gov.

What is a TXT Record?

The “TXT” in DNS TXT Record stands for text. This record allows admins to add any kind of text to their DNS (domain name system) zones, like human readable notes for example.

DNS SOA Record

DNS SOA Record stands forDomain Name System (DNS) Start of Authority (SOA) Record and contains administrative information about a domain or zone.

DNS Server Types

DNS (Domain Name System) is a hierarchical system in which there are different types of DNS servers at each level. These types are Root DNS servers, Top-Level Domain Servers, Authoritative servers and DNS Resolvers.