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What Is an A Record

DNS Record are used to control the location of a resource on the internet. A Record or Address Record is the most basic type of DNS Record, and one of the primary records used in DNS Servers.

Whenever you visit a website, send an email, connect to a certain social media platform, or do basically anything on the internet, you enter its respective address. A Record works by pointing these addresses to an IP Address/Server so that when you type that domain or subdomain in the address bar, the browser knows where to go.

As an example, an A Record is used to point a domain name, such as "google.com", to the IP Address of Google's hosting server, "74.125.224.188".

How to Add or Update A Records

Before making changes to your DNS, you need to ensure that you're using the correct Name Servers for your domain name.

Then, depending on which Name Servers you're using, you can update A Records for your domain name using the guides below:

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