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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 "", to the IP Address of Google's hosting server, "".

To update an A Record for your domain name, click here.

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