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An SRV record is intended to provide information on available services for systems, most commonly used with SIP configuration. SRV records have a unique system for naming. The naming system is an underscore followed by the name of the service, followed by...
TXT Records hold free form text of any type. A domain name can have many TXT records. The common uses for TXT records are Sender Policy Framework (SPF) [https://support.dnsmadeeasy.com/index.php?/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/73/11/what-is-an-...
A records map a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) to an IP address and are the most often used record type in any DNS configuration. A records can be configured in a domain for a specific host such as www.example.com or for the root record (sometimes rep...
AAAA records map a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) to an IPv6 address. FIELD DESCRIPTION ------------------------- NAME This will be the host name for the record, typically a computer or server within your domain. It is important to not...
MX records are used by mail servers to determine where to deliver email for a domain. If no email is sent or received from a domain, there is no reason to have MX records configured within the domain. MX records are ordered based on MX priority. The lowes...
NS Records indicate which name servers are authoritative for the domain. NS Records are used in the event that another external DNS provider will be used in conjunction with DNS Made Easy or if a sub domain delegation [http://help.dnsmadeeasy.com/view-tut...
Pointer records are used to map a network interface (IP) to a host name for reverse DNS [https://support.dnsmadeeasy.com/index.php?/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/33/0/how-do-you-setup-reverse-dns] configuration. PTR records are configured with...
CNAME records are referred to as alias records as they point a host name to another host name or FQDN. CNAME records are used to point multiple hosts to a single location without specifically assigning an A record to each host name. CNAME records can also...
ANAME records [http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com/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. Creating an ANAME record is as simple as creating a CNAME record and onl...
When you are creating a SRV record many tutorials ask you to break apart the "service" and "protocol". When in actual reality you only have a "name" for each record within DNS. So you would want to combine the service and protocol in your name field. Ex...
HTTP Redirection Records are non-standard DNS records in that they are a combination of an A record and the use of an application server which looks up the destination URL of the A record in a database. There are different types of HTTP Redirection. Sta...
The @ symbol (sometimes referred to in online documentation) represents the root record of a domain name, the name field of the record would be left blank which is equivalent.
When a DNS Made Easy client creates an ANAME record [http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com/aname-records/], they will enter a fully qualified domain name as a value, just as they would have done if a CNAME record was created. This fully qualified domain name is look...
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) records allow a recipient to validate a sender as the owner of an email message. Domain Keys use public key encryption to apply digital signatures to email, this allows verification of the sender as well as of the integri...
Sender Policy Framework (SPF) Records are used for email validation to mitigate spam. SPF records allow domain administrators to define all hosts allowed to send mail for a domain by creating a specific TXT record that is then used by mail exchangers to v...
If your ISP is blocking incoming port 80, you can use HTTP Redirection records as a work around to still host a local website. Create an HTTP Redirection with a destination URL of "http://www.example.com:8888". This specifies an alternate port number whic...
Wildcard Records allow administrators to map records not defined in a domain to a single IP address. Wildcard records can be A, CNAME, or HTTP Redirection Records. Any record not previously defined in your domain name with its own host name, will resolve ...
SOA (Start of Authority) records are used to determine how a DNS zone propagates to secondary nameservers. An SOA record is created by default for each domain added into the DNS Made Easy system. However, it is possible to create a custom SOA record [http...
You can use HTTP Redirection [http://help.dnsmadeeasy.com/managed-dns/records/http-redirection-record/] records for this. Within the source domain you would create two HTTP Redirection records of type "Standard-301". One with the name field left blank (...
Please end the value field of the record with a dot (.). If you do not end your value with a dot your domain name will automatically be appended to it. This can be viewed in real-time as you are editing the records. If a dot is added at the end of the val...
DNS Made Easy provides a default SOA record [https://support.dnsmadeeasy.com/index.php?/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/66/11/what-is-an-soa-record] for all domain in our system. It is not required to create an SOA record unless you wish to chan...
DNS Made Easy supports a few types of load blanancing. Traditional round robin [http://help.dnsmadeeasy.com/managed-dns/records/round-robin/] load balancing is the creation of multiple A records with the same name and different IP addresses. Traffic is ...
Our DNS service provides support for all major resource record types including: NS, A, AAAA, Round Robin A/AAAA (load balanced), CNAME, MX, SOA, SPF, PTR, SRV, TXT, DK//DKIM, HTTP Redirection, and Wildcard A/CNAME/HTTP Redirection records. We also suppo...
A CNAME record can not be defined for the root record [https://support.dnsmadeeasy.com/index.php?/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/173/17/i-cant-create-a-root-record-with-an--symbol] of a domain name because this violates an RFC. The root record ...
Within DNS Made Easy, configuring reverse DNS domains and PTR records is quite easy. The very much larger issue will be getting the owners of these IP addresses to delegate reverse DNS for the netblock(s) assigned to you to the DNS Made Easy name servers....