Host records

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Type Description Content
A Maps a hostname to an IP address Valid IPv4 address
AAAA Maps a hostname to a 128-bit IPv6 address Valid IPv6 address
CNAME Alias one hostname to another Valid hostname
TXT Holds arbitrary text in DNS record Any text string enclosed in quotes
SRV Generalized service location record, used for newer protocols instead of creating protocol-specific records such as MX

This record should only be used by advanced users. See RFC 2782 for more information

MX Maps a domain name to a mail exchange server Valid hostname
NS Delegates a DNS zone to use the given authoratative name servers Valid hostname

See Also: Host Records FAQ