How to create an A, AAAA, CNAME or TXT record

This guide is to help LCN customers in creating or editing their an A, AAAA, CNAME or TXT record to connect their domain to services. To understand the difference in these records see our guide here

Please Note: Changes in DNS with LCN will only take effect if you are using our nameservers. For more information on changing your nameservers see our guide here

Let’s get started…  

Adding an A, AAAA, CNAME or TXT record

  1. Login to your LCN Account and head to your Control Panel
  1. Click on the domain you wish to update. 
  1. Click DNS Settings 

If this is the first time you have ever been to the DNS page for your domain, you may see a box appear entitled Activate Advanced DNS. You will need to tick the confirmation tickbox and click Activate to reveal your full DNS settings. 

Now that you can see the different settings you can add the different types of records. 

  1. First enter your Host name for your record. This will decide where you would like the record to be, e.g. ‘www’ 
    If you would like your record to be on the root domain you can leave this blank. This is called the naked domain. 

Please Note: If you are adding an A or AAAA record for your main website you will likely need a record for both the naked domain and ‘www’. Check with your host to ensure what records you need to add. 

  1. Select the Type of record you are adding e.g. A record, CNAME record etc. 
  1. If you have Domain Proxy for your domain, you will be able to select your TTL. You can leave this blank and it will default the TTL for you. 
  1. Lastly enter the Result for your record: 
  • A – IP address  


  • AAAA – Ipv6 address  

e.g. 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334 

  • CNAME – Host name 


  • TXT – Data 

e.g. v=spf1 ?all 

  1. Once you’ve filled in all your records click the Save button located at the bottom of the page. 

That’s it! You have now added your new records. 

Please Note: Changes in your DNS settings can take up to 24 hours to propagate. For more information on Propagation please see our guide here

Updating existing records 

If you would like to edit an existing record, rather than add a new you simply just edit a record that already exists then click Save. This would be common when changing from one host to another, rather than add a new A record you can edit the existing records for ‘www’ and the naked domain. 

That’s it! You have now edited existing records. 

Deleting a DNS record 

To delete a record simply remove the records from your list and click Save.  

Please Note: The Delete button is used when you would like to delete ALL your records and not just one. Do not use this unless you want to remove ALL your records. 

That’s it! You have now deleted records. 

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