What is A record?

A record is known as (Address Record) points a domain or subdomain to an IP address and A stands for Address. An A record maps a domain name to the IP address of the computer hosting the domain. An record maps a name to one or more IP addresses when that IP Addresses are known and stable. DNS records are used to control the location of a resource on the internet.

The format of A record

We represent A record with the below information,

Name –  A zone must be a domain name. It is generally referred as  “subdomain”.

TTL –   The time-to-leave in seconds. This is the amount of time the record is allowed to be cached by a resolver.

Address – The IPv4 address the A record points to.

What is a command prompt?

Command prompt also known as cmd.exe or cmd is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating system. The cmd interacts with the user through a command-line interface.

How to check “A” record in windows command prompt?

To check A record in windows command prompt use the command nslookup -type=A yourdomainname.com