CNAME only zone?

Phil Mayers p.mayers at
Fri Dec 9 16:41:24 UTC 2011

On 09/12/11 16:25, Lightner, Jeff wrote:
> Is it possible to create a zone file that only contains a CNAME?

This comes up a lot, it seems.

No. CNAME conflicts with any other record - including the SOA and NS 
records required at the apex.

You will have to put an A record at the apex.

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