Can You Use an Address Form to Change Your IP Address?

Can You Use an Address Form to Change Your IP Address?

Update an "A record" form to change an IP address associated with a FQDN, or fully qualified domain name. This effectively changes the IP address associated with an Internet address name, which is commonly used as a URL in a web browser.

The FQDN is a line stored in a DNS zone file. Referred to as an "A record," the line contains an FQDN and the associated IP address to which it refers. When users attempt to go to a Web address, the FQDN, such as "google.com," is referenced with a DNS server to find the associated IP address in the A record, which tells the browser where to connect to get the webpage requested. Updating the A record effectively changes the IP people are instructed to go to when navigating to a particular Web address.