Right, a subdomain name would be fine. But a sub*zone* name won't do you
any good; it would just present the same problem at a lower level of the
hierarchy.

- Kevin

John wrote:

>ah..so as I understand it...that makes it impossible for the top
>domain name to use the CNAME... but i can make a subdomain name to pt
>to the CNAME in question.
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>is that correct?
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>>There's no problem with the *target* of an alias being in another
>>domain. However, the name of a zone cannot own a CNAME record, since the
>>rule is that when a name owns a CNAME, it cannot own records of any
>>other type, and obviously the name of a zone owns an SOA record and at
>>least one NS record.
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>>- Kevin
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