A record

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By Gopal Hegde

Reviewed by Jatin Khosla

A type of DNS record that maps a domain name to an IPv4 address.

What's an A record ?

An A Record maps a domain name to its corresponding IPv4 address, which is the numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

Essentially, when you want to visit a website, the A Record tells the browser where to find the website by translating the human-readable domain name (like wikipedia.org) into the machine-readable IP address (such as

You can easily find the A record in of a website you are browsing using Chrome Developer Tools

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