CNAME issue

David Dowdle ddowdle at
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 

Depending on customer's requirements, can put in a  wildcard  * 
in cname

Or can load the same zone file for both and, 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 ( zone file created , A records are pointed ).
> He has another domain He want us to create a separate zone file
> for " " & 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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