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

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Sun May 1 04:58:48 UTC 2016

> 99.95% of the requests for CNAME at existing name can be summarized as
> follows “If the RR type in question does not exit here please check
> this other name”.
> This is the same as many people used to believe about wild cards
> i.e. they fill in the blanks
> The “bad” news is that DNS is not designed that way and unless you are
> only using one vendor that supports features like this you are out of
> luck.

[ emphasizing agreement ]

unless the whole world is using ...  the dns is global.  this discussion
is yet another rinse repeat.  realio truelio, if there is a cname, it
MUST be the only RR at that label.

people with other beliefs are welcome, nae encouraged, to break their
own zones.  i prefer not to communicate with them anyway.


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