DNS Record types

Commonly used record types

  • A (Host address)
  • AAAA (IPv6 host address)
  • ALIAS (Auto resolved alias)
  • CNAME (Canonical name for an alias)
  • MX (Mail eXchange)
  • NS (Name Server)
  • PTR (Pointer)
  • SOA (Start Of Authority)
  • SRV (location of service)
  • TXT (Descriptive text)

To setup one of these records, right-click a zone in the left list in the DNS Records window, and select the "New ...-record" from the pop-up menu.

Records types used for DNSSEC

To setup one of these records, use the DNSSEC Sign Zone function.

Less commonly used record types:

  • AFSDB (AFS Data Base location)
  • ATMA (Asynchronous Transfer Mode address)
  • CAA (Certification Authority Authorization)
  • CERT (Certificate / CRL)
  • DHCID (DHCP Information)
  • DNAME (Non-Terminal DNS Name Redirection)
  • HINFO (Host information)
  • ISDN (ISDN address)
  • LOC (Location information)
  • MB, MG, MINFO, MR (mailbox records)
  • NAPTR (Naming Authority Pointer)
  • NSAP (NSAP address)
  • RP (Responsible person)
  • RT (Route through)
  • TLSA (Transport Layer Security Authentication)
  • X25 (X.25 PSDN address)

To setup one of these records, right-click a zone in the left list in the DNS Records window, and select "Other new record" from the pop-up menu.

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