When setting up a new A Record / Host Record there's an option to enter the "host", and then one to enter the "IP". What are the options available for host?

I've seen www, @, *... are there others? I have read many tutorials about A Records, and yet every single one of them fail to explain the "host" part of the record.

I understand what www and * does, but what about @?

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The "host" name is the domain the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to the domain name.

  • Are there other types? Wildcards that can be used? Is there any documentation on the types? Thanks.
    – gdaniel
    Jul 31, 2015 at 15:16
  • What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
    – Lee
    Jul 31, 2015 at 20:17
  • Trying to know what are my options.
    – gdaniel
    Jul 31, 2015 at 20:19
  • If you want to know about DNS records, try this and see if it answers your questions: support.google.com/a/answer/48090?hl=en
    – Lee
    Jul 31, 2015 at 20:32
  • I know how to set them up and how it works, but nowhere it lists all the available options that can go under the "host" column. That's all I wanted to know, if there are other specific options that can go there? Such as @ and www. I guess there isn't.
    – gdaniel
    Jul 31, 2015 at 20:36

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