Friday, August 17, 2007

Can't create a CNAME record for the root record?

I was trying to create a CNAME record for daveparslow.com that points to the Google Blogger hosting service ghs.google.com but I found out that you can't do that. You can only have an A record for your root website. At first I thought I just didn't understand the process or format to enter the CNAME record. Then after a friend recommended that I switch to www.EveryDns.net as a free place to host dns, I tried to add the CNAME record for the root website and got the following error message:

please use an A record instead -- the delegation records for "daveparslow.com" interfere with the use of a CNAME (rfc1034 section 3.6.2)

I turns out that you can't add a CNAME record because of an RFC. I guess I will have to use a website hosting service to do a permanent redirect to www.daveparslow.com.