Tutorials - Using a CNAME

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Background

CNames allow the user to point a domain at another domain. For example using a CNAME the domain client1.refractdns.com can be pointed at www.refractdns.com. Then an application requests the IP for client1.refractdns.com the DNS server will return the IP for www.refractdns.com.

Tutorial

In this tutorial we will demonstrate creating an A Record with the name www.refractdns.com and returns the IP 127.0.0.1. We will then create the CNAME record client1.refractdns.com which points at the A Record www.refractdns.com.

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