With an A (Address) record, you point a domain or a subdomain to an IP address. An A record is one of the most fundamental types of DNS record you can create because it connects a domain name that is easy to remember, to an internet address.
You use an A record, often in combination with a CNAME, when you want to connect your (sub)domain to an external service, like Blogger.
With an A record, you can only point to an IPv4-address. If you want to point to an IPv6-address you need to create an AAAA record.
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Create an A record on your domain
- Log into the one.com Control Panel.
- Click DNS settings on the Advanced settings tile.
- Go to DNS records.
- Under create new record, click A.
- Enter the following details:
- Hostname: leave it empty to point the domain, or enter a subdomain.
- IP address: where you want to point to.
- TTL: optional. If you leave it empty, it will use the default time of 3600 seconds.
- Click Create record to save your settings.
Example: In the screenshot below we have pointed www.one-example.net to the IP-address 198.51.100.255. The TTL is left empty, meaning it is set to 3600, which means the server will cache this setting for one hour.