DNS Settings and Information
Posted by Kyle O'Hare on 14 October 2016 02:24 PM
In order for a domain name to display the proper website and to be able to do things such as send and receive email, the DNS records must be properly configured. Below are some commonly used terms when discussing DNS configuration as well as the settings needed for your 220 Marketing website to function properly.
Domain Name System – Often referred to simply as DNS, the Domain Name System represents a powerful Internet technology for converting domain names to their corresponding IP addresses.
Registrar - The organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. This is typically the place where you purchased your domain name (Godaddy, Register.com, 1and1, etc).
Nameservers (NS Records) – The set of servers that processes the requests made for a domain’s DNS records.
Domain Name – Domain names are human-friendly names that are mapped to an IP address where information related to your website is available. Domain names are easier for us to remember however numeric IP address are more easily processed by our computers. As an example, 220marketing.com is a domain name, which could be mapped to the IP address 111.222.333.444.
A Record (Address record) – The Address record can be used to point (map) the domain name to the IP Address of the host name by using a static IP address.
CNAME (www) - A type of resource record in the Domain Name System that's stored by the domain host. This will allow a website to appear when you type in www.domain.com. If the CNAME is not set up correctly or at all, the domain will only appear if you type domain.com but NOT when you type www.domain.com
MX Record (Mail Exchanger Record) - A type of resource record in the Domain Name System that specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient's domain and a preference value used to prioritize mail delivery if multiple mail servers are available.
Subdomain - Subdomains help organizations and companies to better organize their website contents in accordance with their hierarchy or structure of products and services offered. For example, in blog.220marketing.com, blog is considered the subdomain.
TXT Record - A TXT record is used to store any text-based information that may need to be retrieved. This is often used for domain verification and to hold an SPF entry.
For websites on the 2.0 system, use the following:
For websites on the Legacy system, use the following: