Adding CNAME for the root domain issue

Matthew Pounsett matt at
Wed Apr 27 14:32:48 UTC 2016

On 27 April 2016 at 07:26, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 05:05:50PM +0300,
>  Daniel Dawalibi <daniel.dawalibi at> wrote
>  a message of 52 lines which said:
> > our setup requires a CNAME record.
> Bad setup. (And has always been bad.)
This isn't really his fault.  The OP's goal should be achievable (using the
apex domain name to reach a host that is not an A/AAAA record at the apex),
it just can't be done with CNAME.   One of these days I'd like to lead a
serious lobbying effort against the browser developers at the W3C to have
SRV records for HTTP standardized.   That would completely fix this
problem.   The end user gets to do what they want to do, and the DNS
standards aren't violated.
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