using cname for redirection?

Barry Margolin barmar at
Sat Dec 29 20:54:43 UTC 2007

In article <fl69u7$2ssf$1 at>, <aklist_bind at> 

> Hi All: Is there any valid way in DNS to point requests for 
> "" to ""?
> 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 (, and when godaddy maintained the NS, 
> they were aliasing "" to "".
> If I take over the DNS, normally I'd need to create an A record for 
> "webmail" and point it at the IP for ""...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
Arlington, MA
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