Domain records allow you to set up “traffic in your domain.” Every time an Internet user opens your website, or when you send or receive an email with your domain address or when you use other services, for example: ftp or ssh, then the so-called traffic in your domain.
Each domain has a default configuration, which means that several records for the domain are always created. Domain records are stored in the so-called DNS server zone file. Domain records that you can add and edit.
- A – IPv4 address
- AAAA – IPv6 address
- MX – Mail server address
- NS – DNS server address
- CNAME – Alias to another host
- PTR – Inverse address
- TXT – text field
- SRV – service record
Domain records belong to the domain zone configuration. If the domain is already connected to the server, you can additionally set for it, for example: 301 redirection.
- IP address (A) – Record A assigns your domain a 32-bit IPv4 address. Under your IP address, your website will be visible and e-mail will be served. All traffic in your domain will be redirected to the entered IP address. Read more how to create, edit or delete domain record.
IMPORTANT! For one domain there can be only one A record. It is not possible to redirect the domain to several IP addresses via the home.pl Customer Panel. Domain forwarding to several IP addresses is possible on a dedicated server, eg using Round-robin DNS, Load balancing.
- IPv6 Address (AAAA) – The AAAA record assigns your domain a 128-bit IPv6 address. This record is responsible for the same as the A record, with the use of a more modern protocol (IP version 6). Read more how to create, edit or delete domain record.
- Mail server address (MX) – Using the MX record, you can route email traffic to another external server that can take (temporary or permanent) email traffic to your domain. This record is used when starting your own e-mail server. There can be only one MX record for one domain. However, you can create multiple MX records, but only for subdomains in your domain (for each subdomain separately). Read more how to create, edit or delete domain record.
- DNS server address (NS) – this record assigns the address of your domain to DNS name servers. The NS record is created by default when assigning your domain to the server at home.pl. The NS record also allows you to direct traffic from your subdomain (eg sklep.twojadomena.pl), to DNS servers other than home.pl, eg “dns.innyserwer.pl” and “dns2.innyserwer.pl”. Such a configuration will cause only traffic in your subdomain to be sent to the server to another operator. Read more how to create, edit or delete domain record.
- Alias to another host (CNAME) – Allows you to define an alias (alternative name) for the A record for the domain. This record is a very good solution for creating the so-called wildcard records and subdomains of which there are many, and their IPs are repeated. Read more how to create, edit or delete domain record.
- Reverse Address (PTR) – This type of record is used to handle the so-called Reverse DNS (revDNS), i.e. translation of IP addresses (e.g., 188.8.131.52) to their domain names (e.g. “yourdomain.com”), also called retrospective retrieval. Some mail servers check the compliance of the revDNS entry with DNS and in the event of a disagreement reject the connection with the message “4.7.1 Client host rejected: can not find your hostname”. Read more how to create, edit or delete domain record.
IMPORTANT! To create a PTR record for your domain, contact the provider of the IP address to which your domain is addressed. Read more how to create, edit or delete domain record.
- Text field (TXT) – Allows you to include any text in the domain record. It can also be used to implement the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) specification. This record is often used to verify domain ownership in Google applications. Creating a TXT record does not interfere with the current mail flow, nor does it affect other existing services.
- Service Record (SRV) – Allows you to enter more information about the service – than just the IP address. It is possible to indicate, for example, the port number on which the given service or priority is used, as well as the weight for the given entry. The SRV record is often used to configure the Jabber service (XMPP) in its own domain. The SRV record allows to indicate, for example, the port number on which the service operates.