Thread: A and CNAME: what's the dif?
08-29-2006, 10:59 AM #1Junior Guru Wannabe
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A and CNAME: what's the dif?
Long story. What I have:
a.com registered, nameservers ns1.registrar.com etc., A records
a.com and *.a.com and www.a.com all to IP for host.com
b.com nameservers ns1.registrar.com etc. A.records
b.com and *.b.com to ns1.registrar.com url forwarders,
www.b.com to a.com's IP host; b.com mask-url-forwarded to a.com/xxx.htm
b.com parked on a.com host
...what I am *thinking of*
Google offers free hosting but wants CNAME record for target domain. I figure
CNAME for a.com will likely blunder b.com's access to host.com: right?
What's the difference, in general, and especially, here, between the definition, and the effect, of A records versus CNAME records?
08-29-2006, 12:15 PM #2Newbie
Originally Posted by apfwebs
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an A record is a hostname pointing to an Ip (v4)
a CNAME makes a domain name an alias of another Fully qualified domain (so b.com not b.com/yaddayadda.html)
a.com in A 62.xxx.xxx.xxx
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