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DNS Records

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Created by Nanette.Neal, last modified by Nanette.Neal on Jul 18, 2016

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IPAM supports five DNS record types. Each of the five DNS Records can be customized as needed.

  • IPAM automatically detects DNS forward and Reverse mismatches.
  • Automatic creation of DNS PTR records when adding new devices into DNS Zones.
  • From this location you can manage all aspects of your domains registration. You can also change your domain name servers.

The following steps detail how to edit DNS Records:

  1. Select a zone then click a DNS Records
  2. A DNS Records details page will display.
  3. Select a single record to Edit or Add a new record to.
  4. If you want to delete a record, select the record and then click Delete. This message will display before you can proceed.

DNS Records supported in IPAM.

A Record:

An A record gives you the IP address of a domain.

Example: www, mail, ftp, webmail, www2, secure, store, dev

AAAA Record:

Returns a 128-bit IPv6 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host.

CNAME Record:

CNAME records are used to map aliases with domain names.

Example:
Record: webmail
Address: mail.hostedmail.com

MX Record:

MX records should be added when you want to use your external mail servers to process your e-mail.

Example:
Priority: 10
Record: @
Address: mail.domain.com

PTR Record: A domain name pointer should be used when you want to map a network interface (IP) to a host name.

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