Tutorials

DNS records in MiniDNS

When you are entering records to MiniDNS, you need to specify the type of a record. MiniDNS supports these types:

TypeDescriptionFunction
AAddress recordReturns a 32-bit IPv4 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host.
AAAAIPv6 address recordReturns a 128-bit IPv6 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host.
TXTText recordOriginally for arbitrary human-readable text in a DNS record.
URIUniform Resource IdentifierCan be used for publishing mappings from hostnames to URIs.

For most cases type “A” is the best option. But if you use IPv6 protocol, then you need to use type “AAAA”. I recommend you, that you always check “Add WWW too” because if the user visits the www website of entered domain, it won’t work.

How to set up default DNS server Windows 7/10

Here, you will find information on how to set up default DNS server.

Step 1:

Click on start and open control panel. You can start typing “control panel” and press enter.

Step 2:

Open Network and sharing center.

Step 3:

Then on the left press Change adapter settings.

Step 4:

Right click on your network adapter which you use for internet and press propreties. In my case, this is Ethernet.

Step 5:

Find “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and double click it.

Step 6:

Press “Use the following DNS server address” and then in “Preferred DNS server” enter “127.0.0.1” if this computer is running MiniDNS. But if you want to use MiniDNS on other computers in a network you must enter IP of a computer which is running MiniDNS.

Step 7:

In “Alternative DNS server” enter your default DNS server. I recommend you to use “8.8.8.8” or you can enter other DNS server you want. But if you won’t enter it, only domains will work that you entered into MiniDNS. Then press “OK”.

Step 8:

Start MiniDNS, press “Start” and try if your custom domains work.

And that is all! On one picture up you can see DNS entry and browser behind pointing to this domain.