DNS Adding "A" record acting weird?

Posted May 14, 2017 1.4k views

If I try to add an “A” record to my domain pointing to an ip address such as this: points to

I get this as a record? points to

Why is this?


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For A entries, in most cases, with most providers, you only need to specify mail and not the FQDN, or fully qualified domain name.

So instead of:

A          IP_ADDRESS

… you’d want to use:

A          mail          IP_ADDRESS

This is the case with DigitalOcean’s DNS, as well as most domain registrars. Your domain is appended by default, so there’s no need to add it with the entry.