Supported DNS resource record types

Edge DNS supports the Internet (IN) class and the following DNS record types for the recordType parameter.

  • A. IPv4 address.
  • AAAA. IPv6 address.
  • AFSDB. AFS database.
  • AKAMAICDN. ​Akamai​ private resource record for zone apex mapping.
    NOTE: Client READ-ONLY access to the Edge Hostnames API is required to configure AKAMAICDN records.
  • AKAMAITLC. ​Akamai​ private resource record for top-level CNAME. Can only be configured by technical support. ​Akamai​ recommends using AKAMAICDN instead.
  • CAA. Certification authority authorization.
  • CERT. Certificate record that stores public key certificates.
  • CDNSKEY. Child copy of the DNSKEY record, for transfer to parent. To add record sets of this type, use the Edge DNS Zone Management API.
  • CDS. Child copy of the DS record, for transfer to parent. To add record sets of this type, use the Edge DNS Zone Management API.
  • CNAME. Canonical name.
  • DNSKEY. DNS key. Stores the public key used for RRset signatures. Required for DNS security extensions (DNSSEC).
  • DS. Delegation signer. Parent zone pointer to a child zone's DNSKEY. Required for DNSSEC.
  • HINFO. System information.
  • HTTPS. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure.
  • LOC. Location.
  • MX. Mail exchange.
  • NAPTR. Naming authority pointer.
  • NS. Name server.
  • NSEC. Next secure. Available for self-signed secondary zones only. NSEC3 is a better choice.
  • NSEC3. Next secure, version 3. Used for authenticated NXDOMAIN. Required for DNSSEC.
  • NSEC3PARAM. NSEC3 parameters.
  • PTR. Pointer.
  • RP. Responsible person.
  • RRSIG. Resource record set (RRset) signature. Stores the digital signature used to authenticate data that is in the signed RRset. Required for DNSSEC.
  • SSHFP. Secure shell fingerprint record. Identifies SSH keys that are associated with a host name.
  • SOA. Start of authority record. Stores administrative information about a zone, including data to control zone transfers. To add record sets of this type, use the Edge DNS Zone Management API.
  • SPF. Sender policy framework.
  • SRV. Service locator.
  • SVCB. Service bind.
  • TLSA. Transport Layer Security Authentication certificate association. Used to associate a TLS server certificate or public key with the domain name where the record is found.
  • TXT. Text.
  • ZONEMD. Message digests for DNS zones. To add record sets of this type, use the Edge DNS Zone Management API