CNAME as an alias to a TXT record

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Mon Nov 4 20:33:44 UTC 2019

Am 04.11.19 um 21:30 schrieb Computerisms Corporation:
> I am wondering if it is possible to create a CNAME in one zone to
> resolve as a TXT record in another zone.  Can't find anything that says
> it will work, but can't find any thing that says it won't, either.

that's not how CNAMES are working

no matter which record type a CNAME will match and that is the simple
reason that you can't have A/MX records with the same name

MX mail.example-com


in both cases you need to chose because a CNAME with the same NAME is a
conflicting configuration which is not possible or redundant which don't
make sense

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