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Redirecting web traffic with CNAME records in BIND 9.2.3

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I have a domain that I'm trying to redirect all web traffic to another domain and I'd like to use CNAME records.  If I used A records I'd have to update the domain record every time the IP address for the target domain changed.  I'm not concerned with any other type of traffic.

Here's my current config:

$TTL 3600
@      IN      SOA     ns.dns-server.com.    namemaster.dns-server.com. (
            1           ;Serial
            10800   ; Refresh
            3600     ; retry
            604800 ; expire
            3600     ; minimum ttl
)

        IN    NS    ns.dns-server.com.
        IN    NS    ns2.dns-server.com.

        IN    MX    1000    0.0.0.0.

        IN    CNAME    domaintodirectto.com
*       IN    CNAME    domaintodirectto.com


BIND is giving me an error about the 2nd to last line:
dns_master_load: db/db.sourcedomain:15: sourcedomain.com: CNAME and other data

How can I make this work?  Is there some other way to do this that I'm not aware of?  My only goal is to redirect all web traffic from the source domain to a target domain without hard coding IP addresses.

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Arty Nopius
system engineer
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