CNAME as an alias to a TXT record

Barry Margolin barmar at
Wed Nov 6 17:36:03 UTC 2019

In article <mailman.97.1572899428.733.bind-users at>,
 Computerisms Corporation <bob at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

CNAME isn't type-specific. It simply makes one name an alias for another 
name. If the target name has a TXT record, then you'll get that when you 
look up TXT for the CNAME.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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