What is a LOC record?

LOC records allow you to specify a physical location for a domain name. It contains Latitude, Longitude and Altitude information as well as host/subnet physical size and location accuracy. This information can be queried by other computers connected to the Internet.

The LOC record has the following look in your DNS zone management page:

Host Type Points to: TTL
www.domain.com LOC 0 0 0 N 0 0 0 W 1 1 10000 10 1 Hour

How to create a DNS LOC record?

Log in to your ClouDNS account, enter your DNS zone management page, and click on the Add new record button. For Type choose "LOC" and type as follow:

  • Type: LOC
  • TTL: 1 hour
  • Host: www
  • Latitude
         Degrees: 0-90
         Minutes: 0-59
         Seconds: 0-59
         Direction: North or South

  • Longitude
         Degrees: 0-90
         Minutes: 0-59
         Seconds: 0-59
         Direction: West or East

  • Precision (in meters)
          Altitude: -100000.00 - 42849672.95
          Size: 0 - 90000000.00
          Horizontal: 0 - 90000000.00
          Vertical: 0 - 90000000.00

*This hostname is used as an example.

How to start managing LOC records for your domain name?

  1. Create a free account from, here - free forever
  2. Verify your e-mail address
  3. Log into your control panel
  4. Create a new Master DNS from the [add new] button - check a tutorial, here
  5. Add the LOC records you need, as it is described in this article.


Support of LOC records

ClouDNS provides full support for LOC records for all our DNS services, including the listed below. Just write to our technical support, if you need any assistance with your LOC records configuration. Our Technical Support team is online for you 24/7 via live chat and tickets.

Last modified: 2022-01-11
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