Clarification on CNAME

Sam Wilson Sam.Wilson at
Wed Jan 26 16:05:09 UTC 2011

In article <mailman.1454.1295874574.555.bind-users at>,
 Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar at> wrote:

> On 24.01.11 17:13, rams wrote:
> > y resolver is returning multiple CNAMEs for same hostname. But I believe
> > CNAME should not return same hostname with multiple values.
> correct.
> > Is this behavior is correct. Could you please clarify me.
> it's not. CNAME may be the only record type for a domain, only its signature
> may appear on it...
> the server that returns multiple cnames is broken.

Even more so if the name that the original poster quoted ( is 
the one for which the CNAMEs are returned.  The real has SOA 
and  NS because it's delegated from .com (it also has A and MX records) 
and therefore can't have a CNAME anyway.


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