A records

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by fernandoch, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. fernandoch

    fernandoch Member HowtoForge Supporter

    When you create a new A record, do you always create them with the www and without them?
  2. nhybgtvfr

    nhybgtvfr Active Member

    depends on what you want to use and how you want to use it.

    in dns you can use @ or a blank space or domainname.tld. for the root A record
    (note the trailing . on the domain name, without that dns will append the domain name to the record, which it does with @ or a blank space, which is why they work) (a @ is taken as a blank space)
    if you want www.domainname.tld to resolve and be usable as well, then you create an additional A record for it, using just www where the domain name will get appended, or www.domainname.tld. (again, note the trailing . without this it would resolve as www.domainname.tld.domainname.tld )

    alternatively, you could CNAME www to domainname.tld.
    ahrasis likes this.

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