Bind 9, Wildcard Records and Road Runner

Mark Foster mark at
Sat Oct 9 17:30:32 UTC 2004

Paul Vixie wrote:
> 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.

If the wcard draft is standardized, records like
www.*.mp.	IN	A
become acceptable, true?

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