[dns-operations] Adding CNAME for the root domain issue

Robert Edmonds edmonds at mycre.ws
Fri Apr 29 18:31:10 UTC 2016

Paul Vixie wrote:
> Robert Edmonds wrote:
> > Matthew Pounsett wrote:
> > > Moving this from bind-users to dns-operations.
> > 
> >      "I recommend that all CNAME records be eliminated. DNS should have
> >      been designed without aliases."
> i am reliably informed that cname was intended as a transition mechanism
> when renaming internet resources, and that the way we use them today (www,
> etc) is crazy.

I wonder if the problems with using CNAME for redirection rather than
transition could have been avoided if the redirection were
type-specific, say by adding a type bitmap to the record data.

Maybe an "Internet CAnonical Name and Type" record, or "ICANT", even.

Robert Edmonds

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