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A Records
Posted by Rob Ivory on 24 April 2015 03:12 PM

An "A" record (or an "Address" record) is used to find addresses of devices connected to the internet from a name.

When looking up a hostname, the A record is what returns a 32-bit IPv4 address, telling your device what IP address you are looking for. As computers connect to other things via IP addresses, looking for the domain name "www.google.com" would not do much good. An A record, however, returns the IP address devices need. In this case, 261.58.220.142. 

A standard A record is structured:

<Hostname> IN <ttl> A <IP Address>
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