Bind 9, Wildcard Records and Road Runner

Paul Vixie vixie at
Sat Oct 9 13:20:51 UTC 2004

Anthony Eden <anthony at> writes:

> ...
> When a .mp domain is registered their site and associated services are 
> automatically created and are immediately available for the customers 
> use.  We accomplish this by using a wildcard DNS record in bind for all 
> .mp domains:
> *.mp.                   IN      A
> This record can be found in the mp zone file.  When a site doesn't exist
> they still see a page displaying a message.

you don't need a wildcard for this, and some recent widely deployed changes
will keep it from working reliably in a tld, in any case.  use ddns.
Paul Vixie

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