CNAME as an alias to a TXT record

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Wed Nov 6 08:48:34 UTC 2019

On 04.11.19 12:30, Computerisms Corporation wrote:
>I am wondering if it is possible to create a CNAME in one zone to 
>resolve as a TXT record in another zone.

CNAME will not resolve as a TXT.
CNAME will make ALL types queries for original query being resolved as the

> Can't find anything that 
>says it will work, but can't find any thing that says it won't, 
>For example, I have added in the zone file for dom1:
>_acme-challenge	CNAME
>and then in zone file for dom2:
>_acme-challenge	TXT	"thisismytextvalue"
>Then, and more or less as expected, the following dig command fails to 
>return a record.
>dig -t TXT

is is supposed to work this way. If it doesn't, you have an error somewhere.

Are you sure that there's no other record than the

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