Legit CNAME or not?

Simon Waters Simon at wretched.demon.co.uk
Mon Jun 17 23:03:27 UTC 2002

randyw wrote:
> It just seems confusing and screwing to me.  It it proper to have the
> cname and domain name the same?

"domain names" are just another "owner" record in the DNS, the
only special thing is they have SOA records and NS records.

Change the desert.turbowarp.net CNAME into an A record.

Currently desert.turbowarp.net is given as an A record by the
gtld-servers, so redefining it as a CNAME in your own zone is
asking for trouble I suspect.

MX's aren't allowed to point to CNAME records so changing desert
to an A record will sort that out as well.

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