CNAME issue

David Dowdle ddowdle at leopard.net
Thu Dec 12 18:54:15 UTC 2013


short answer: can't be done

You cannot have a cname and 'other' information for same entry.  As a zone 
requires an SOA record, you cannot have a CNAME for the entire domain 
(theoretically a registrar could do it in .com, but afaik nobody does 
his).

Depending on customer's requirements, can put in a  wildcard  *.abcd.com 
in cname xyz.com

Or can load the same zone file for both abcd.com and xyz.com, so in both, 
mail<domain> goes to the same place


On Wed, 11 Dec 2013, Methsri Wickramarathna wrote:

> Hi All,
> One of our customer having the following requirement.
>
> There is a domain abcd.com ( zone file created , A records are pointed ).
> He has another domain xyz.com. He want us to create a separate zone file
> for " xyz.com " & abcd.com should be the CNAME of it. ( No "A" records
> mentioned )
>
> I'm bit confuse about adding this in zone file. Can any one help ? :(
>
> -- 
>
>
> ~~( ??? )~~
>



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