Identify origin server

​Akamai​ uses the origin record, also called an address record or A record, to find your origin server. When you create DNS record for your origin, you're telling the ​Akamai​ intelligent edge network where your content originates.

  1. On your authoritative name server, create an A record that associates each of your hostnames with your origin server hostname.
  2. Make sure your production content hostname's IP address exactly matches the origin server hostname's address.

For example, before adding the origin record, your DNS record might look like this:

www.my-application.com . IN A 10.10.0.1

After adding the origin record, it might look like this:

www.my-application.com . IN A 10.10.0.1

demo-www.my-application.com . IN A 10.10.0.1

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The exact process depends on the service you're using to register your domains. If you require assistance, contact your registrar.


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