How to: Create an "A" Record


A Primary Domain "A" record must be created first because it is a new domain. To create Primary Domain “A”:

  1. From the Create DNS Record form use the radio buttons to select the A Record Record Type.

    Note: Both the A Record and A Record (with PTR) selections will create an "A" record, however, A Record (with PTR) will create a PTR record that corresponds to the "A" record. In order to use the A Record (with PTR) selection you must be using STATIC IP space that has been assigned by your local TWC Division. If you are using Dynamic IP space, you will not be able to use this feature or create PTR records.

  2. Enter the IP Address in the IP Address field.
  3. Use the TTL (Time to Live) field to set the TTL for this record. The default value is 86400 seconds, or 24 hours. To accept the default value, leave the field blank and proceed. To select a new value, determine a value greater than 900 seconds (15 minutes), and enter it into the TTL field.



  4. Click the Create button to submit the record to be saved.
  5. The Interface tool will display a record created message.



    Note: To view a list of all DNS records for the selected DNS zone, check the Full DNS Query radio button at the bottom of the screen.



    The screen displays the create DNS Record form, and a complete listing of all records for that Zone. As additional records are added, the table at the bottom will reflect all records.



To create an “A” record with a host value associated with the domain:

  1. On the current Create DNS Record Form, click the radio button for record type A Record.
  2. Enter www into the Host Name field.

    Note: Do not enter the domain or Top Level Domain since that is already known; it was previously set using the Select context drop-down menu.

  3. Enter the IP address in the IP Address field.
  4. Click the Create button at the bottom of the form to submit the record for creation.



  5. The Interface tool will display a record created message.
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