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Can you have DNS records with sub sub domains?


What about a sub sub wild card domain? At the same time supporting *

E.g.: *

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As an aside, underscores are not allowed in DNS hostnames: – James F Sep 18 '09 at 7:24
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Absolutely. So long as you can put records in the DNS you can make that happen. Go to town.

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What about a sub sub wild card domain? E.g.: * – Daniel Sep 17 '09 at 21:54
Yes. And.. 15! – Insyte Sep 17 '09 at 21:55
Sorry for asking so many complex questions, I have a complex DNS system that I need to get up and running. – Daniel Sep 17 '09 at 21:59

The sub domains are handled differently depending on the browser. Firefox will interpret * literally as So and are both handled by the one entry. IE handles wildcards only for that portion of the FQDN. So you would have one for * that would match or and *.* that would match or

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