On 10-Oct-2008, at 21:01 , Beavis wrote:

> $TTL 3h
> @ IN SOA ns1.secretdns.net. noc.secretdns.net. (
> 2008031001 ; serial
> 3h ; refresh
> 1h ; retry
> 1w ; expire
> 1h) ; TTL cache
> ;
> IN NS ns1.secretdns.net.
> IN NS ns2.secretdns.net.
> ;
> domain.com. IN CNAME us


You can't have a CNAME record and other data for a name. In this zone
you have a CNAME, and SOA and two NS records for domain.com. Because
it's the apex of your zone, and you must have the SOA and NS records,
you won't be able to use a CNAME there.

You can use an A record instead, and have us.domain.com be a CNAME to
domain.com if you want.



>
> www.domain.com. IN CNAME us
> us IN A
> 192.168.100.40
>
> I can query for the www.domain.com and it will respond on
> us.domain.com but if i try to query domain.com only it doesn't answer.
>
> any of you kind folks wonder why?
>
>
>
> regards,
> -b