How do I create DNS records?
There are multiple DNS records that you can create or modify for your domain name.
You can add/edit the following records through our Free DNS Management. To create a DNS record you will need to enter in in your domain name i.e. yourdomain.com.au in the "Zone Name" field, and the IP address of the server you are hosted on in the "IP" field.
Alternatively, you can manage your DNS records through cPanel > Advanced DNS Editor. We provide you with a brief explanation of each of the main records below.
An A (address) record is a DNS record that can be used to point your domain name and host names to a static IP address. An A record performs the main routing of all the names (it is very important!).
NS records point a domain at a DNS name server. You can point your domain name to our nameservers, or you can point to external DNS if you are using an external DNS provider.
CNAME records provide domain aliasing, which allows you to map one domain (or hostname) to another domain (or hostname).
For example you may want to add a CNAME record for hostname "wwww" to "www" so that anyone mistyping an additional "w" in your website address will still get to the site at www.yourdomain.com.au.
An MX record routes the flow of mail traffic for your domain name to the appropriate mail servers.
There is typically one record that points to a primary server, then additional records that point to one or more backup servers (know as backup MX). In order for your domain name to send and receive email, your domain's MX records must point to a server that can process your mail.
All DNS records have a TTL property, specifying the maximum amount of time other DNS servers and applications should cache the record.
Setting a DNS record's TTL value to zero, means that applications and DNS servers should not cache the record.
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