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What is an "A" record?


What is an "A" record?


An "A" record, also called an "address" record, links a human readable name (e.g. to a computer IP address.

There are three values that must be specified for an A record:

  • Name - The host name of the record (e.g. www)
  • TTL - The time of live, if not specified the default for the zone will be used
  • IP - Indicates the IP which this record is mapped to. For example,

DNS-Engine supports multiple IPs per host name for routing and round robin.


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