cname quick question

Jim Reid jim at
Thu Mar 8 00:06:59 UTC 2001

>>>>> "Brad" == Brad Knowles <brad.knowles at> writes:

    Brad> 	Sure there is.  The primary thing I've seen people
    Brad> trying to use CNAMEs for is when they have an old name that
    Brad> they want to ensure still works, but they don't want to
    Brad> maintain all that separate data, so they want to alias it to
    Brad> the new domain name that they want to create.

The new DNAME record does this, though it probably should be used for
a definite period of time - say for a migration project - rather than
as a permanent fixture to some (old) domain name.

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