subdomain/name clash - avoiding shooting feet

Michael Rasmussen rasmussenm at
Wed Feb 6 00:34:49 UTC 2002

I was asked today to create an CNAME for
since some people just cannot type in a web address without prepending www.

My knee jerk response was, "Can't do that.  We have an entry for to create a www... would not work because we
don't have a subdomain named masterplan...

Is that right?  Or can I create the CNAME listed above given that already exists?  i.e. is a construction of
host.hostname.domain.tld legal/allowable where hostname.domain.tld exists?

  Michael Rasmussen - Network Engineer, Columbia Management
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