A record

What is an A record?

A records, short for Address records, is a fundamental component of the Domain Name System (DNS). They allow a user-friendly domain name, like, to be translated into a numerical IP address, such as, which computers use to locate and communicate with each other over the Internet. This mapping is essential for directing traffic to the correct server hosting a website or service. A records are essential for the functionality of the DNS, as they enable the seamless conversion of human-readable domain names into the numerical addresses required for network communication.

AAAA Record