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As you log into your internet and when you search something, you’re shown with a result of millions of websites. These websites are hosted and managed by thousands of servers that are located all around the globe. If you want to find a website, this search requires a directory.

Without a directory, it will be impossible to search for websites since the internet is a worldwide phenomenon that cannot be searched through just like that.

DNS stands for Domain Name System and it is the largest database known in the world. This database contains records of every single website that is available on the internet along with its IP address. The data files that tell a web server how to respond to a request by a search browser are known as DNS records.

Record Details of DNS

In computer language, DNS record is known as “mapping files”. When a user sends a request through his server to visit the address of a website, that request is forwarded to the DNS database which then looks it up on its directory and resends the information to the server along with the website’s IP address.

There is a certain language according to which DNS works and that is known as the DNS syntax. Some of them are A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, PTR, NS, SOA, SRV, TXT and NAPTR.

DNS Syntax Explained.


  • The 'A' syntax in a DNS record is the most basic type of syntax. It stands for 'address' and indicates the IP address of the website.
  • The 'AAAA' record is an IPV6 address which maps the hostname to a 128-bit IPV6 address.
  • The 'CNAME' stands for 'conical name' and is used to associate subdomains with existing DNS records.
  • The 'MX' stands for mail exchange and is used for mail exchange servers.
  • The 'PTR' record as the name indicates a pointer record and maps an IPV4 address to the CNAME.
  • The "NS' record stands for 'name server' and indicates the server on which the domain resides.
  • The 'SOA' record stores important information about the domain, like when was it last updated, etc.
  • The "SRV' record indicates which TCP service the domain operates.
  • The 'TXT' record permits the website's administrator to insert any text in the record.

If you are a webmaster or an SEO expert then you must know the importance of understanding the DNS records and its syntax. Once you have decided to launch your website through a hosting service, you will want to know your IP address and the additional services that are provided by the hosting servers. If your service is slow or the refresh rate is lazy, you can ask your hosting servers to help improve this situation.

No website is functional if it is not present in the DNS records. The DNS holds all the necessary information that is needed regarding the performance of a website and its visibility on the search engines.

If a webmaster decides to move on to a better hosting service, the first thing that will happen is that the information regarding its website will be updated on the DNS. No website is operational if it doesn’t have a record on the DNS.