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Why can't a domain's root be a CNAME? [duplicate]

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 ...
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cpanel - I'd like to add CNAME for domain.com [duplicate]

I want to change an A record of my root domain www.domain.com to CNAME dyndns.org. But the cpanel gives me the following error: already has a SOA record. You may not mix CNAME records with other ...
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Link CName record to another domain, but without subdomain [duplicate]

Is it possible to link "mydomain.com" to "app.iriscouch.com" using a CNAME record? My service provider app says a CNAME record must have a subdomain. And A record must link to an IP.
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Using a CNAME to forward traffic from a naked domain [duplicate]

I have a domain, flyh2.com. I use a CNAME to forward www.flyh2.com to flyh2.elasticbeanstalk.com where my web site is hosted. This is the only way Amazon allows custom domain names. A records aren't ...
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CNAME interfering with MX record? [duplicate]

I have got a free domain at Freenom, which I use to host my website, and to receive email. About a month ago, I used an A record to point [Blank] and www to the A record of my webhosting. I also had ...
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How to point 2 CNAME records to same external address? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to DNS managing. I have been attempting for a while now to point both my root domain @ and www to my GitHub account page user.github.io. I have a CNAME pointing www to user.github.io.,...
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Can a CNAME record not include www? [duplicate]

My registrar tell me that I can't have a CNAME record that doesn't start with www. Is it true? So I am using amazon ec2 with load balancing. the loadbalancer has a convoluted DNS name, and ...
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How do I map root domain to external subdomain [duplicate]

I'm trying to map somedomain.com to here.anotherdomain.com. I can do any sub domains of the original using a CNAME but the root domain ( somedomain.com ) needs an A record. This is currently set to ...
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CNAME one domain to another [duplicate]

I have created a CNAME for www.example.com to example.org I would like to create a CNAME for example.com to example.org Or, do I not need to do that? Our former email domain rather than ...
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DNS registration, basedomain and CNAME records not wanting MX records broken [duplicate]

Good day, I currently have an existing domain for a large company. We are using a service to manage our DNS. We had an existing domain with many subdomains, with a legacy website. Recently we ...
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CNAME for top of domain?

Is it possible to set a CNAME record at the top of a domain? (i.e. @ CNAME www, @ CNAME foobar.com., etc.) My ISP says that it's only possible to use CNAME's for subdomains but I've read somewhere ...
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Forward the root domain to the www subdomain using DNS records

I have www.mydomain.com pointed at an Azure Website. www.mydomain.com --- CNAME --- mydomain.azurewebsites.net When I visit www.mydomain.com, everything works fine. This is good. Problem is, ...
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How can I manage all of my domains with minimal configuration?

This is a Canonical Question about DNS server administration. I have one hundred or so domains. All of these domains need to be configured identically, but it seems like a huge waste of time to have ...
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How to config Amazon Route53 working without www in sub-domain

edit: Amazon now supports this. http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/12/root-domain-website-hosting-for-amazon-s3.html I have my domain config in Route53 at Amazon AWS exec ping command in my domain ...
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SSL encryption with CNAME redirect

Here is my current architecture: I have a simple site hosted in the cloud that needs to be served from my company. Thus, mysite.com has a CNAME redirect to 1234.cloud.com. I understand that the SSL ...

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