Mysterious CNAME record Pointing to Network Solutions

Martin McCormick martin at
Thu Sep 6 12:42:52 UTC 2007

	I am trying to figure out why one of our remote campuses
had the following occur:

	They attempt to lookup the CNAME and get 3600    IN  CNAME 3600    IN  CNAME

	It seems to resolve properly everywhere else:

$ host is an alias for has address

The individual who sent the complaint to me is the administrator
for the DNS at As of today, it correctly
resolves the CNAME as does another DNS in our remote campus
system that might have been involved. Basically, I can't
duplicate the problem.

	Are there any indications that Network Solutions is
doing anything sneaky again similar to the wild card A record
debacle of 2003 or so?

	Thanks for any ideas that would explain this CNAME
record with the 3600-second TTL.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group

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