Record Types

The Memset DNS manager allows you to add the following record types:

A Records

Maps a hostname to an IPv4 address.

AAAA Records

Maps a hostname to an IPv6 address.

CNAME

CNAME is short for canonical name. The DNS lookup will continue with the address given.

Warning: If you enter a CNAME for a subdomain for e.g. www, then A Records and MX Records for www will be ignored.

MX Records

Used to map a hostname to a domain name. If you enter mail in the "points to address" field, the domain name will be appended automatically.

NS Records

An NS (name server) record allows you to delegate a subdomain's DNS records to another nameserver.

SRV Records

Defines the hostname and port number of servers for specified services. Used by SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol).

When adding an SRV record to the DNS manager, the "name" field should be of the form:

_<service>._<protocol>

For example:

_sip._tcp

The "points to address" field should be of the form:

<weight> <port> <target>

For example:

5 5060 sipserver.example.com

TXT Records

Can be used for human-readable text, but also machine-readable data such as SPF records and DomainKeys.

Last updated 11 February 2016, 10:11 GMT