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- A: IPv4 address used to map hostnames to an IP address of
- CNAME: A Canonical Name Record (CNAME) points to another hostname that
already has an A record associated with it. The CNAME record works
the same as an alias.
- MX: Used to specify the mail server responsible for
accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient domain.
- SOA: Specifies authoritative information about a domain,
including the primary name server or servers, the email of the domain
administrator, the domain serial number, and Time to Live (TTL).
- AAAA: IPv6 address used to map hostnames to an IP address of
- NS: Name Server (NS) records indicate where to find the domain DNS
hosting services. It effectively delegates a domain to
use a set of name servers.
- TXT: This is a text record and is used primarily for SPF and
- SPF: A Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record allows administrators to
specify which hosts may send e-mail from a given domain by
creating a specific SPF record in the public DNS. Mail exchangers use
the DNS to check that the domain's administrator sanctions mail sent
from a given domain.
- DKIM: DomainKeys (DKIM) is a method for associating a domain name to an
e-mail, thereby allowing an organization to take responsibility for a
message that a recipient can validate.
- SRV: Used to define the location (hostname and port) of servers used
for a specific service.
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