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I'm looking to set up a wildcard cname on a FQDN but cant seem to get it to work.

This is what i'm trying to achive:

A Record : : my.ip.address.1
A Record : : my.ip.address.1
cname : www.* : -->

I'm reasonably new to all this kind of thing, so it's pretty probably pretty straight forward. The number of sites forbids the use of multiple IP addresses.

Thanks for any assistance.

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Windows DNS server can handle CNAME records which point only to A records by default.

Not sure what windows version you are usin, but you can try to enable support via registry setting as described in technet article for Windows 2000

REG_DWORD LooseWildcarding=1



check docs there

Hope this will help you :)

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Kinda, is there any windows-server compatible DNS managment software which can handle the above scenario? Do you have any reccomendations in achieving the above? – Sean.C May 14 '10 at 11:47
nice edit :), I did read that article this morning, but unabale to test until this evening as it requires a DNS service restart. – Sean.C May 14 '10 at 11:49

The asterisk label in a wilcard record must be the left-most label.

So using www.* is illegal, but * is fine. Note also that the wildcard matches one or more labels.

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