Q1: Does a DNS rule for *.domain.com match multi-level domain names? In other words, if I just set *.domain.com in my DNS records, will it match all of:


as many levels deep as needed, with just that one wildcard DNS specifier?

We have a use case for multi-level DNS and I would like to confirm that we are doing the right thing in setting one wildcard DNS setting for the root domain.

Q2: will this work with round-robin DNS?

  • In less time than it took to write the question you could have created the entry and done a couple of nslookups to test it. Oct 10, 2012 at 22:09
  • @JohnGardeniers: correct, I could have certainly tested it and made sure it worked, but I wasn't sure if that was the right thing to do or not. I was trying to ascertain if this was best practice.
    – Suman
    Oct 10, 2012 at 22:31

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Q1: yes. *.domain.com will match any domain above domain.com ex: a.domain.com a.a.domain.com a.a.a.domain.com etc.

Q2: This should work

If you want global pool of IP's

*.domain.com IN A

*.domain.com IN A

*.domain.com IN A

this is ok and will work (tested in djbdns)

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