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The different types of IP Pointing Zone records

Record types:

A records are for pointing a subdomain of your domain name (we have used domainname.com as the example domain name in place of your domain name) [whatever].domainname.com at a specific IP address. For example use this to make home.domainname.com point at your home machine’s IP address.
CNAME records are for making [whatever].domainname.com an alias for another name.
MX records are for specifying where mail should be delivered for [whatever].domainname.com.
NS records are for specifying the name server(s) for [whatever].domainname.com for making sub domains.

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