No WWW DNS Entry

Posted on 2010-01-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-12
I would like to add a Host (A) record on my DNS server so that users don't need to entry www. before the domain name.  Could someone tell me what the syntax of the entry should look like?
Question by:bkeating13
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    @ IN A

    @ refers to current domain

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    When I try to add the record in dnsmgmt I get the following error message.  The host record cannot be created. The name is invalid.
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    If you're using MS DNS, it is achieved by leaving the name completely blank. That will create a record as "same as parent folder".

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    the @ works in plain BIND type text records.

    The other way to do it is to have a www record and then use a CNAME (alias) to point to the www from the parent domain, this is the more common way, but I don't know dnsmgnt

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