CNAME only zone?
jpmens.dns at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 17:09:58 UTC 2011
> I don't know what you mean by that. Apex of what exactly - my zone
> file? Can you tell me exactly what the zone file should look like
> with the CNAME record at the "apex"?
Determine the address(es) for the target domain name
shop4water.hostedbywebtstore.com (I'm using 127.0.0.1 as an example),
and add each to an A record in the zone, which should look a bit like
@ IN SOA shop4water.com. root.shop4water.com. (
1 ; serial
3H ; refresh
1H ; retry
1W ; expiry
1H ) ; negTTL
IN NS ns7.worldnic.com.
IN NS ns8.worldnic.com.
IN A 127.0.0.1 ; replace w/ IP of target
As Phill said, a CNAME instead of the A record is illegal at the apex
(i.e. the top) of the zone; CNAME must not exist with other data e.g. NS
or SOA records, which are mandatory for a zone.
Hope that helps.
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