Adding CNAME for the root domain issue

Daniel Dawalibi daniel.dawalibi at
Wed Apr 27 14:26:53 UTC 2016

Hello Barry 

DNS registrar that can offer this option by using  apex/naked/root domain


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From: bind-users-bounces at
[mailto:bind-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Barry Margolin
Sent: 27 April, 2016 5:23 PM
To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at
Subject: Re: Adding CNAME for the root domain issue

In article <mailman.622.1461765413.73610.bind-users at>,
 "John Levine" <johnl at> wrote:

> Assuming you mean this (notice the dots):
>  www     CNAME
> it should work.  Some people believe that you can't have other records 
> at names below a name with a CNAME, but they are mistaken.

The problem isn't with names *below* the CNAME, it's with other records with
the same name as the CNAME. In particular, the SOA record for

You would only be able to do this if you could put the CNAME record in the
parent domain, instead of delegating to your own server. 
But do any domain registrars support that option?

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA
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