I've just read this question which essentially says that when I set up DNS for example.com, the root record can't be a CNAME, it has to be an A record.
My question is, why?
I'm sure the clever people who designed DNS didn't make arbitary restrictions for no reason, but I don't see what we gain by requring root domains to be A records. I would love to just point my example.com domain to someserver.somewebhost.example and forget about it, but I can't.
Please enlighten me, billpg.