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I've bought a domain, say I'd like to set up google apps to work with it. As such, I'd like to create subdomains like,, etc. To integrate it with google, I must add to all of them CNAME records to However my domain registrar says that they can create only one CNAME in my domain, for which they chose The rest of them, they say, I must create as A type records.

Are they being lazy, or is there some limitation here that I'm not aware of?

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It is the first time I hear a story like that. – lrosa Jun 9 '10 at 9:14
@Irosa - For the record - it's not a .com domain, that was just for example. It's a local country domain. And yeah, if they keep this up I'll start checking whether there isn't another registrar I can use. This is somewhat ridiculous. – Vilx- Jun 9 '10 at 9:17
This is not a registrar issue, this is up to your DNS host. Change DNS host. – Oskar Duveborn Jun 9 '10 at 9:35
up vote 4 down vote accepted

There is no such limitation with DNS. There might be in some intermediate service they use.

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They're the main registrar for the specific top level domain who maintain the zone. Other registrars go to them... – Vilx- Jun 9 '10 at 9:24
cnames are not set at the registrar. They point to your dns nameservers, which can then have as many cnames as you want, as Oskar said. – JamesRyan Sep 8 '14 at 8:58
In my case the company was all of it at once - TLD holder, registrar and DNS hoster. – Vilx- Sep 8 '14 at 10:58

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