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  1. #1
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    Domain Wildcard?

    Hello,


    What is a domain wildcard and how does it different with subdomain wildcard?


    Andy

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    If you're referring to a wildcard DNS entry, it is simply an "A" record with a "*" as the host name.

    The two things you're referring to are the same if you're talking about DNS. Your terminology might be a bit off, but as far as I know, the only way to do a wildcard is in the hostname field.

    Of course, you could have these:

    *.somedomain.com

    *.customers.somedomain.com


    With the second example, you've actually created a third level domain or what people often refer to as a subdomain. More often then not, though, when someone says subdomain, they're really talking about the hostname field of the domain name, as in:

    subdomain.somedomain.com

    With a little luck, I didn't just totally confuse you. The vernacular use of DNS terminology doesn't always match up with the same terms defined in DNS standards, though they are often the same exact words.
    Sincerely,
    Andrew Kinney
    CTO, Advantagecom Networks
    http://www.SimplyWebHosting.com

  3. #3
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    Hello,

    Thanks for the favourable reply.It does give me some clues.

    Do you know is there any URL referer or articles that I can learn more?


    Andy

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