Create account Login Webmail Contact Us

What is a CNAME? (Canonical Name Records)
Posted by admin on 11 September 2009 09:46 PM
record for the machine before aliases can be added. The host name of a machine that is stated in an A record is called the canonical, or official name of the machine. Other records should point to the canonical name. Here is an example of a CNAME: IN CNAME

You can see the similarities to the previous record. Records always read from left to right, with the subject to be queried about on the left and the answer to the query on the right. A machine can have an unlimited number of CNAME aliases. A new record must be entered for each alias.
(383 vote(s))
Not helpful

Comments (0)
Post a new comment
Full Name: