C480 DNS Record Types

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An address record (that is, A record) maps a hostname to an IPv4 addressA
These records are the IPv6 equivalent of A recordsAAAA
type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain (the 'canonical' domain)CNAME
provides the hostname of a DNS server for the domain. This record is used mainly by other DNS servers that are directed to yours by other systems when your DNS server functions on the Internet at largeNS
points to a mail server for the domainMX
opposite of A records; they link IP addresses to hostnames (reverse DNS)PTR
complex, it provides various administrative details for the zone, this name is used as the default whenever a machine name without a training dot (.) appears in subsequent recordsSOA
enables you to set explanatory text associated with the domainTXT
A forward lookup zone converts which of the followingHostnames to IP addresses