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What types of domain records are there?

What types of domain records are there?

A-record – address record, used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host.

AAAA – address in the IPv6 format.

DNAME – alias for a name and all its subnames, unlike CNAME, which is an alias for only the exact name. Like a CNAME record, the DNS lookup will continue by retrying the lookup with the new name.

CNAME - alias of one name to another: the DNS lookup will continue by retrying the lookup with the new name.

MX - maps a domain name to a list of message transfer agents for that domain

NS – delegates a DNS zone to use the given authoritative name servers

PTR - pointer to a canonical name. Unlike a CNAME, DNS processing stops and just the name is returned. The most common use is for implementing reverse DNS lookups, but other uses include such things as DNS-SD.

SRV - generalized service location record, used for newer protocols instead of creating protocol-specific records such as MX.