Knowledgebase: Domain Name Zone Files
What is an 'A' record ?
Posted by Phil (Netcetera) on 21 August 2009 03:35 PM
An "A" record, also called an "address" record, binds a domain name to an IP address(e.g. . If there is a server on the Internet that is configured to handle traffic for this domain, you can enter the name of the domain (like and the IP address of the server (like ""), and almost immediately, anyone surfing to that domain connects to the correct server.
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