What are DNS records?

Last updated: July 23, 2021 Written by: Patrycja Patrycja
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Before you manage the DNS zone of your domain, it’s good to know what are some of the basic DNS records. This will make it easier for you to work with domains and subdomains.

DNS stands for Domain Name System. You use DNS records to modify information about the domain and redirect individual subdomains to external web servers. You’ll find the DNS zone in the management panel of your domain provider’s account.

To redirect domains, you need to add/edit CNAME and A records.

CNAME record

The CNAME stands for Canonical Name and you will need this to add and then redirect a subdomain, such as voucher.domain.com or info.name.org. to Landingi. 

A record

The A record is simply an address and indicates the IP address (IPv4 ) of your domain. That’s why the A record is always a string of digits, such as 174.129.25.170. The only time you will need to change the A record, is when you want to redirect a www subdomain.

TXT record

A domain can have multiple TXT records and they can be used for various purposes. You will need to manage these records if you want to set a custom email address as the sender of notifications that are sent to your subaccounts or as an email for the autoresponder (the Agency plan only).

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