Synthesized CNAME from NXDOMAIN

Mark Andrews marka at
Fri Oct 4 00:52:38 UTC 2013

In message <CAEKtLiSj_2J-Rtot_2GTiXN6hL4pbKjSWdw3YOgFL1DjfC2qeg at>, Casey Deccio writes:
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Mark Andrews <marka at> wrote:
> >
> > Use a DNAME record.  That works with DNSSEC.
> >
> >
> Thanks for the suggestion.  I would use DNAME, except the old namespace
> will still have names under it, and names are not allowed to exist below a
> DNAME.  In other words, we're not replacing the old namespace, we're just
> minimizing its scope and use.

Then I suggest that you just add CNAMEs whenever you remove other record.
Once a part of the namespace only have CNAME/DNAME below it replace it
with a DNAME.  You will converge on the earlier example.
> Casey
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