About A records
An A or Address record (also known as a host record) links a domain to an IP address. When using Google Cloud services, you can modify your domain's A records to enable your "naked" domain address. See below to learn more and configure A records now.How A records work
An A record maps a domain to the physical IP address of the computer hosting that domain. Internet traffic uses the A record to find the computer hosting your domain's DNS settings. The value of an A record is always an IP address, and multiple A records can be configured for one domain name.
For example, altostrat.com is a Google domain with an A record pointing to 126.96.36.199. This means that all traffic to altostrat.com is directed to the server with the IP address 188.8.131.52. Once at that server, traffic follows the domain's other DNS records to find Google's mail servers and other services.
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