In this video, we take a practical look at DNS records and how to manage and edit domain records. Whether you are a web designer, IT professional, freelancer, or someone who has a website and needs to figure out how to manage your domain records, this video will help you out.
This video is a 100% practical look at DNS records with no fluff or extremely technical explanations. By the end of this video, you will know:
– What are DNS records?
– What are the most-common DNS record types?
– What are the differences between NS records, A records, MX , CNAME, and TXT records?
– What’s the difference between a domain registrar and a nameserver?
– How can you easily launch a new website without your email going down?
– What apps or tools can help you find domain records?
– What DNS record types will you need for setting up email with Google Suite / Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange / Zoho?
Like I said, this video covers a lot. The advice here is based on years of real-world experience in managing hundreds of website domains for different clients and their businesses.
Over the past decade, I’ve built and managed websites for hundreds of businesses. With hundreds of websites, that means hundreds of different website domain configurations and DNS record setups.
Accompanying this video is a related blog post that looks at DNS records and DNS record types, with a focus on helping web designers. You can check it out here: https://offsprout.com/blog/all-about-dns-records-for-web-designers/. The companion article is great. It dives into the different DNS record types, components of the records, tools to help you manage your websites’ DNS records, best practices for launching new websites and managing DNS records, and more.
If you’re 100% unfamiliar with what a DNS record is – DNS stand for Domain Name System, which is a database containing information about every website. Where your website lives on the Internet, who is hosting your email, all of that information is contained in DNS records. And when you launch a new website, or add an email service to your domain, you will need to modify your domain’s DNS records to make everything work. This video will help you figure all of that out.
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