CNAME only zone?

风河 shorttag at
Sat Dec 10 00:44:03 UTC 2011

2011/12/10 Lightner, Jeff <JLightner at>:
> Is it possible to create a zone file that only contains a CNAME?

Some nameservers can setup that, though it's breaking the RFC.

Never one to let a RFC stand in the way of a solution to a real
problem, we're happy to announce that CloudFlare allows you to set
your zone apex to a CNAME. This allows CloudFlare users to host on
EC2, Rackspace's Cloud, Google App Engine, or other cloud hosts and
use their naked domain (e.g., without forcing a hack
solution to a subdomain (e.g.,

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