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How to create an A record without IP address. e.g.:

If i nslookup zen.spamhaus.org


Server:  google-public-dns-a.google.com
Name:    zen.spamhaus.org

Here its not showing the IP address of zen.spamhaus.org

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closed as not a real question by MikeyB, John Gardeniers, sysadmin1138, Warner, Zypher Jul 22 '10 at 19:50

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I'd think CNAME might be what you want. Unfortunately, your question is not clear. –  Warner Jul 22 '10 at 5:20

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zen.spamhaus.org is a subdomain with no A record; there's a SOA and NS records for it, but no A record.

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I've already tried to use only SOA and NS record but it did not work. –  User4283 Jul 21 '10 at 20:41
What exactly are you trying to accomplish?? –  Chris S Jul 21 '10 at 20:51

When you use dig instead of nslookup you get some more information:

$ dig zen.spamhaus.org

; <<>> DiG 9.6.2-P2-RedHat-9.6.2-5.P2.fc12 <<>> zen.spamhaus.org
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 21906
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;zen.spamhaus.org.      IN  A

zen.spamhaus.org.   150 IN  SOA need.to.know.only.hostmaster.spamhaus.org. 1007212045 3600 600 432000 150

For more information on how to create such subdomains please see this HOWTO.

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