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There are millions of active and functioning websites on the Internet. It is hosted and managed by web servers located around the world. Finding a website and where it is hosted requires a directory, without which it is almost impossible to find a website.
DNS stands for Domain Name System and is the largest digital database on the Internet in the world. This database contains information about all websites in the world. Every website and every device that accesses the Internet has an IP address, which is a digital address. The site's domain name is stored in this database along with its IP address. The data files that tell web servers how to respond to queries from search browsers are called DNS records.
DNS RECORD DETAILS
In computer jargon, DNS records are called "map files". When the web server sends a request to a user to visit a particular website, the request is sent to the DNS database. The database searches its records, finds the IP address of the website and passes it to the requesting server. After the requesting server receives this information, it uses the IP address to locate the website and display it to the requesting user.
Characters are added to DNS records, known as DNS syntax. Some of the common formats for all DNS records are: A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, PTR, NS, SOA, SRV, TXT, and NAPTR.
TYPES OF DNS RECORDS
- A Record: The most basic type of record, also known as an address record, provides an IPv address for a domain or subdomain name. This domain name record points to an IP address.
- AAAA Records: Map hostnames to 128-bit IPv6 addresses. 32-bit IPv addresses have long been used to identify computers on the Internet. But since there is no IPv , IPv6 was created. The four "A's" (AAAA) are mnemonics, meaning that IPv6 is four times larger than IPv .
- CNAME Records: Also known as canonical name records, they create aliases for domain names. A domain or subdomain alias obtains all DNS records from the parent domain and is typically used to map a subdomain to an existing master domain.
- MX Records: Also known as mail exchange records, these refer to the mail exchange servers responsible for routing email to the correct destination or mail server. For detailed analysis, use MX Record Lookup.
- NS Records: Also known as name server records, these refer to name servers that have the authority to manage and publish DNS records for that domain. These are the DNS servers that have authority to handle any queries related to this domain. Go deeper with the NS search tool.
- PTR Records: Also known as a pointer record, an IPv or IPv6 address indicates the hostname of a device. It provides reverse DNS records, also known as rDNS records, pointing the IP address to the hostname of the server.
- SRV Records: Also known as a service record, the port number indicates the specific service of the domain process. Some Internet protocols, such as XMPP (Extensible Message and Presence Protocol) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), often require SRV records.
- SOA Records: Also known as an authoritative boot record, it provides necessary domain information such as the identification of the master name server based on the domain, the email of the domain administrator, the serial number of the DNS zone, etc.
- TXT Records: Allows webmasters to insert random text into DNS records.
- CAA Registry: Also known as the Certificate Authority Registry, it reflects the general policy on issuing digital certificates for domains. If your domain does not have a CAA registration, any CA can issue an SSL certificate for your domain. However, with this registry, you can restrict CAs from issuing digital certificates for your domain.
- DS Records: Also known as a delegate signer record, it contains the unique characters of your public key and associated metadata, such as the key label, algorithm, digest type, and a cryptographic hash called the digest .
- DNSKEY Records: Also known as the DNS key record, it contains public signing keys, such as Zone Signing Keys (ZSK) and Key Signing Keys (KSK). DS and DNSKEY records are used to validate DNS records returned by DNS servers.
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