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What is an A record?

An A record is a type of DNS record that points a domain to an IP address, usually a hosting provider. The “A” in “A record” stands for address.

An example of an A record would be example.com which points to the IP address When you visit example.com, your browser asks a nearby DNS server if it has the IP Address of example.com, if it has the IP on record it sends it to your browser, if it does not, it will tell your browser where it can find another DNS server that has it.

Your  A record allows these DNS servers to have the IP address that corresponds to your domain name. To change or add an A record, please read this (https://directnic.com/knowledge/category/4:direct+dns#/knowledge/article/164) FAQ.

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