Funny DNS

DNS is very critical in today’s internet world. let’s recap most common DNS record types.

  1. A Record

This type of record used for host to IP conversion

208.94.116.204 >> abcdefc.com

2) CNAME Record

Routes one name to another name

Like: gmail.com >>>mail.google.com

3) MX — Record (Mail Exchanger)

Points to mail servers, so we can have website at abcdefc.com and mail @abcdefc.com PS: MX records has number prefix that defines priority also it helps for redundancy

4) NS Record — Name ServerAs simple as just route to name servers if you want to know about subdomainIf I want know home.abcdefc.com’s A record. This record will help.

5) TXT records

For miscellaneous info and to verify domain ownership

There are many more records which are not that common so i skipped, you can visit below site to get more understanding how DNS. https://howdns.works/

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