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I have a question about domain A records.

I have a VPS and I want to point my domain to its IP.

Now, do I have to add an entry into the A record for mydomain.com AND www.mydomain.com? Or will simply adding an entry for mydomain.com make the www.mydomain.com work automatically?

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Each of the two entries you mention is individual and distinct. So if you want both to work, you need to add both.

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It is generally considered a good practice to put the 'www' record as a CNAME, not an A record, assuming it is the same. –  Scrivener Jan 20 '13 at 8:38
    
i just put it as an A name and it works fine. –  scarhand Jan 20 '13 at 17:51

You may add an A record for your IP and a CNAME record for www. or *. like:

.domain.tld     A      3600 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (IP)
www.domain.tld  CNAME  3600 domain.tld

and/or

*.domain.tld    CNAME  3600 domain.tld
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