CNAME Listing in BIND for Domain Outside of My Control

sillz beth.stover at
Mon Jun 9 23:22:30 UTC 2008

Hi All,

I'm new to DNS and BIND.  I'm SOA for my domain.  I just set up BIND
9.4.2 running on FreeBSD.  The zones transferred fine to the secondary
servers at my ISP, and all is well.

Now for disaster recovery purposes, I'd like to create a CNAME or
alias to a blog site but have it resolve under my domain name.

For example, I set up a blog for emergency purposes on blog spot.  The
URL is something like this:

I'd like to have it resolve to:

I created the following entry in my zone file:

emergency               IN CNAME

I refreshed the zones, and confirmed they resolve with NSLOOKUP, but
my new name just shows up as an alias like this:


If I try the URL like this:

Then it resolves to, so I don't actually get to
my blog site.

Is what I'm trying to do possible?

Any help is appreciated.


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