DNS Records Cheatsheet

DNS (Domain Name System) takes a human friendly domain names as inout and translate that to an IP Address. There are various record types like A record, CNAME, MX, TXT, SRV, AAAA etc.,

Record TypeDescription
A RecordPoints to an IP address
CNAME (Canonical Name)Points to another domain name
MX (Mail Exchanger)Directs email to a mail server
TXTmap domain to text, mostly for information. Often used for verification purpose
SRVPoints to a domain name using a specific destination port
AAAAsimilar to A but this allows to point to an ipv6 address

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