CNAME record for the root of the domain

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Sun Oct 16 21:02:05 UTC 2011

2011/10/16 Niccolò Belli <darkbasic at>:
> I'm sorry but I still didn't understand if it's possible to do it with some
> workaround, and if yes HOW to do it.

No, you can' have a CNAME at the top of a zone. A zone requires an SOA
and CNAMEs cannot co-exist with ANY other record.

Depending on exactly what you are trying to accomplish, you might get there by:
1. A DNAME in the parent. This aliases the entire domain, so this
might or might not do what you want.
2. Use a A (and other records as needed) instead of a CNAME.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at

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