Category DNS

A Record

A Record ( Address Mapping Record ) is a DNS record which maps a domain name to the IPv4 address of the server which hosts the domain. An A record is used for discovering the IP address of the server…

AAAA Record

The role of AAAA records is increasing in importance when it comes to converting domain names to IP addresses. In this article we discuss why AAAA is so important, and why it will likely gradually replace the A records that…

CNAME Record

CNAME is responsible for the aliases of a real host name given to a computer, CNAME stands for Canonical Name Records. CNAMEs are important when a DNS server points multiple domain names to the same IP address. Note that a…

DKIM

DKIM ( DomainKeys Identified Mail ) is a way of checking that the emails you receive haven’t been interfered with en route to you, and that they genuinely do come from the email addresses that they claim to be from.…

DNS

Have you ever wondered exactly how your web browser finds the server for a domain name when you enter an address into your web browser? As humans we prefer using memorable domain names like google.com or amazon.com (and there are…

DNS Forwarding

Obviously using a good ISP is the best way to start off when you set up a new network, but there is a lot more you can do to speed up your network. A DNS forwarding server is one way…

DNS Server

You can think of the domain name system ( DNS ) as a platform that powers the internet as we use it every day. That’s because DNS is responsible for converting the domain name you type into the address bar,…

EPP key

A code that contains a series of numbers, Extensible Provisioning Protocol keys or EPP keys are required to enable the transfer of domain from one registrar to another. Sometimes people also call the EPP key an authorization code. Transfer Secret…

IANA

It’s worth remembering that while the internet is not centralised, some aspects of the internet including internet infrastructure must be organised centrally in order for the internet to work smoothly. IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority was founded by the…

IP

The Internet Protocol ( IP ) is a protocol for addressing and routing the data packets in order let them move across networks and get to proper destinations. IP data is attached in each data packet – so, this sort…
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