All Host Records

Record type
Description

Example

URL Redirect
You wish to redirect users to the actual location of your webpage but you don’t mind if the browser's address bar displays the location of the actual web page after instead of your domain name after the redirect. @ > http://domain.com > URL redirect
www > http://domain.com > URL redirect
subdomain1 > http://domain > URL redirect,
where http://domain.com is the destination URL
URL Frame
You wish to redirect users to the actual location of your webpage but you need to have your domain name in the browser's address bar even after the redirection. @ > http://domain.com > URL frame
www > http://domain.com > URL frame
subdomain1 > http://domain > URL frame,
where http://domain.com is the destination URL
A record
You want to associate the host with an IP address (32-bit). @ > 172.52.12.32 > A (Address)
www > 172.52.12.32 > A (Address)
subdomain1 > 172.52.12.32 > A (Address),
where 172.52.12.32 is IP address of your host
CNAME
1) You have many services pointing to a single IP address and you want to point a host name to another host name.
2) A computer or service needs to be renamed and you need to temporarily allow access through both the old and new name.
NOTE: You need to create an A record for the host before making a CNAME entry.
foo.example.com > bar.example.com > CNAME
bar.example.com > 193.0.2.123 > A (Address)

When an A record lookup for foo.example.com is done,
the resolver will see a CNAME record and restart the
checking at bar.example.com and will then return 193.0.2.123
TXT
This record type is free-form and can be used for descriptive purposes. @ > text.....> TXT
www > text... > TXT
subdomain1 > text....> TXT
URL Redirect (301)
You wish to permanently redirect your domain to a specific URL. This means that any search engine or user agent coming to your page will update the URL in its database. Similar to URL Redirect record type.
NS Record
You wish to delegate a sub-domain of your domain to another name server. subdomain1 > ns1.yournameserver1.com > NS Record
AAAA (IPv6)
You want to associate the host with an IP address (128-bit). Similar to A record type.

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