CNAME only zone?

Lightner, Jeff JLightner at
Fri Dec 9 16:25:36 UTC 2011

Is it possible to create a zone file that only contains a CNAME?

The request I got is to create a CNAME to point to

We own – is something external that we don’t own.

I’ve reviewed past posts and searched the internet.  I see things saying “you can’t have CNAME only” or “you can” or “you should use DNAME instead” and then others saying that “you can’t use CNAME or DNAME with any other record and the SOA itself is a record”.

So my basic question is:   Is it possible to do this?  If so what should the zone file for look like?   Is there another way to make queries for go to

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