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

Daniel Kalchev daniel at digsys.bg
Wed May 4 12:16:16 UTC 2016


> On 29.04.2016 г., at 23:34, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> RFC 1912 says:
> 
>   Don't go overboard with CNAMEs.  Use them when renaming hosts, but
>   plan to get rid of them (and inform your users).  However CNAMEs are
>   useful (and encouraged) for generalized names for servers -- `ftp'
>   for your ftp server, `www' for your Web server, `gopher' for your
>   Gopher server, `news' for your Usenet news server, etc.
> 

Sigh.

We would not have had this discussion, if people were happy to type www.example.com <http://www.example.com/> in their browser, instead of example.com <http://example.com/>.

If enough people were able to say NO, the world would be much better place...

Daniel

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