What Are DNS Records?

What is DNS and its records?

DNS servers create a DNS record to provide important information about a domain or hostname, particularly its current IP address. The most common DNS record types are: Address Mapping record (A Record)—also known as a DNS host record, stores a hostname and its corresponding IPv4 address.

How do I find my DNS records?

How To Use NSLOOKUP to View Your DNS Records

  • Launch Windows Command Prompt by navigating to Start > Command Prompt or via Run > CMD.
  • Type NSLOOKUP and hit Enter.
  • Set the DNS Record type you wish to lookup by typing set type=## where ## is the record type, then hit Enter.
  • Now enter the domain name you wish to query then hit Enter..

What is a DNS A record example?

As an example, an A Record is used to point a logical domain name, such as “google.com”, to the IP address of Google’s hosting server, “74.125. 224.147”. These records point traffic from example.com (indicated by @) and ftp.example.com to the IP address 66.147.

What are the different types of DNS records?

DNS Record types

  1. A (Host address)
  2. AAAA (IPv6 host address)
  3. ALIAS (Auto resolved alias)
  4. CNAME (Canonical name for an alias)
  5. MX (Mail eXchange)
  6. NS (Name Server)
  7. PTR (Pointer)
  8. SOA (Start Of Authority)

What is DNS lookup used for?

Use the DNS lookup tool to find the IP address of a certain domain name. The results will include the IP addresses in the DNS records received from the name servers.

What is the importance of using DNS?

DNS stands for Domain Name System. This system is arguably one of the most important aspects of the Internet. DNS ensures the Internet is not only user-friendly but also works smoothly, loading the content users ask for quickly and efficiently.