Information Series on DNS: Part 1

Abhijeet Modi/ September 7, 2021/ Blog

The following series of articles details information of DNS Records, we are covering each setting in the series, providing basic use and purpose.

A records:

The most common type of DNS record, A record directs any form of domain, blog, and subdomain to a specific IP address. A user can easily assign the value to this record by submitting the IP address (where your domain should direct) to the DNS panel. A Records consider IP address as only a value, which means the user can point their website’s domain or subdomain to a different IP address by adding different names while assigning the same IP address. This is recorded with the TTL. The A Records are mainly created by people who have an IP address that they would like their domain to point to.

AAAA records:      

The AAAA records are somewhat similar to the A records, the only difference is that these records are used for mapping the domain and subdomain to the IP address. Here, the records connect the domain to the IP address of the desktop that hosts the site. The records enable users to give the IPv6 address, instead of the IPv4. The records might not be as popular as the A records, but they are getting immense popularity lately, as people are embracing the IPv6 address. Just like A records, it is possible for people to have multiple AAAA records for one domain.

AFSDB records:

AFSDB is another popular type of DNS record that is mainly used to map the domain or subdomain to the AFS server. The major purpose of the AFSDB record is to allow people to find the AFS database through the DNS system. This record looks quite similar to the MX record. Unlike the typical DNS records, AFSDB provides useful information to the user by locating the database type. The record is mainly used for the AFS database record. The AFS customers use the AFSDB records to locate the AFS cells that aren’t within the local domain.

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