A records and CNAMEs


CNAME = Canonical Name
It is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name.


Assume you create a CNAME record for your domain or blogger address such as below:
NAME                            TYPE                  VALUE
myblog.blogspot.com.      CNAME              i.ll.do
When a DNS resolver finds a CNAME record while looking for a domain address it will restart the query using the canonical name instead of the original name (in the above case Canonical Name is i.ll.do).
A Record:
A record = Address Record
It is used to assign an IP address to a domain name or a sub-domain name.

Assume you have “www.mydomain.do” domain and want to assign the IP to this address, then you should create an A record with “www.mydomain.do” as the domain name and as the value.
Once you do that all the requests for “www.mydomain.do” will be sent to the server with the IP

Hope this helps someone.

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