A Domain Name🔗 is a way to map a name to an IP address. This way humans can access computer resources such as websites without having to memorize arbitrary numbers. For example, is mapped out to an IP address that is communicated to your computer though Domain Name Servers.

Domain Records

Domains can have several records of which are important.

Record Function
A Map the Domain to an IP address.
AAAA IPv6 version of an A record.
CNAME Give an alias to another domain, such as an A or AAAA record.
SRV Respond to the DNS Query with the port number that the service is running on.
MX Associate mail traffic to the mail server.