DNS Lookup

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Different Types of DNS Records

  • A record: the most basic type of record, also known as address record, provides an IPv4 address to a domain name or sub-domain name. That record points the domain name to an IP address.
  • AAAA record: maps the hostname to 128-bits IPv6 address.
  • CAA record: the most basic type of record, also known as address record, provides an IPv4 address to a domain name or sub-domain name. That record points the domain name to an IP address.
  • CNAME record: also known as Canonical Name record, creates an alias of one domain name. The aliased domain or sub-domain gets all the original Domain’s DNS records and is commonly used to associate subdomains with existing main domain.
  • MX record: also known as Mail Exchange records, tells which mail exchange servers are responsible for routing the email to the correct destination or mail server.
  • NAPTR record: also known as Name Authority Pointer is a type of DNS record that allows the mapping of servers and user addresses in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
  • NS record: also known as Name Server records, points to the name servers which have authority in managing and publishing DNS records of that domain.
  • PTR record: also known as Pointer record, points the IPv4 or IPv6 address to its machine’s hostname.
  • SOA record: also known as Start of Authority records, provides essential information about the domain like identifying master node of domain authoritative nameserver, an email of the domain administrator, the serial number of DNS zone, etc.
  • SRV record: also known as Service record, indicates which specific services the domain operates along with port numbers.
  • TXT record: allows the website’s administrator to insert any arbitrary text in the DNS record.
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