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I have been a happy customer of, which handles domain stuff for, which is my personal site handled correctly and, which is CNAMEd to where it normally serves up a professional site, but now serves up an imitation domain name speculator site because MyDomain includes free parking service and this parking trumps CNAMEs, with some dumbed-down menu choices that do not have information scent for "I made a CNAME choice; please respect it."

Most of my domains are CNAMEd, usually referring to the server with my personal site.

What should I do now? Manual override for each CNAMEd domain? Re-evaluate my provider? Add more detail to the support ticket (it says that CNAMEd domains have CNAME trumped by parking)? Decide it's time for a service that drapes slightly dirty pictures of girls?

With MyDomain for NOW...

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It looks fine to me. I just went to both sites. – joeqwerty Nov 23 '12 at 1:09
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P.S. I do not sell pool-related hardware. I'm an author and IT professional; <>; is intended to sell my professional services and to a slight degree my books. Did you see copy like I pasted above, or did you see a professional site with my picture and links to open source projects and the like? – Jonathan Hayward Nov 23 '12 at 1:36
@joeqwerty it look broken to me. But the record is also broken. Perhaps your DNS resolver is more forgiving? – Zoredache Nov 23 '12 at 1:40
up vote 4 down vote accepted

It is not valid to have a CNAME at the top level. By setting one you have probably broken you zone.

You cannot use a CNAME for

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Switched to an A record; thanks and +1. – Jonathan Hayward Nov 24 '12 at 2:12

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