using cname for redirection?
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Sat Dec 29 20:54:43 UTC 2007
In article <fl69u7$2ssf$1 at sf1.isc.org>, <aklist_bind at enigmedia.com>
> Hi All: Is there any valid way in DNS to point requests for
> "something.domain1.com" to "somethingelse.domain2.com"?
> Can a CNAME be used for that?
That's precisely what CNAMEs are for.
> In this particular instance, I have a domain where the mail is being hosted
> at godaddy.com (email.secureserver.net), and when godaddy maintained the NS,
> they were aliasing "webmail.yourdomain.com" to "email.secureserver.net".
> If I take over the DNS, normally I'd need to create an A record for
> "webmail" and point it at the IP for "email.secureserver.net"...but what if
> there is more than one IP for that address?
Use a CNAME to create an alias, just like godaddy did.
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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