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Understanding the A Record

The Address Record, commonly referred to as the A Record, is a foundational element within the Domain Name System (DNS) framework. When you enter a URL into your browser, like www.example.com, it doesn’t inherently know where to retrieve the associated website from. The A Record serves as the bridge between this domain name and its corresponding IP address, which is understandable by machines. Each domain can have one or more A Records, allowing for routing to different servers or for load balancing. When a domain has both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, it utilizes A for IPv4 and AAAA records for IPv6. Learn more about the basic of DNS A record!