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I have a question regarding DNS wildcards. If I have a bunch of subdomain.name.com dns entries, which all point to different IP's... can I set a whilecard for *.name.com to go to a specific IP, without overriding the more specific subdomains? Thanks.
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Yes. The Wildcard always carries the lowest precedence. If a specific record exists it will be used.

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In both BIND and windows DNS, it's just an asterisk - You probably already knew that, I just couldn't remember so tested it in windows.

It's fun because then you can use addresses like somethingobscene.yourdomain.com and they still resolve. Of course if it's your webserver they'll all just go to the default page, but whatever.

Um...Yeah, what Chris said.
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lol :)

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Thanks for the info!
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