ISP uses multiple A records to resolve
Posted on 2013-06-10
We have network solutions as our DNS registrar and they claim to default to multiple A records (www, @, *) and no CNAME records, where as GoDaddy seems to default to just one A record (@) and then has several default CNAME records (WWW, mail, FTP, etc) where several of them point to the @ A record.
The result, if i have a website address "www.mysite.com" registered with network solutions, and if I type in the browser "mysite.com", it will throw a DNS failure whereas registration of domain name with godaddy will resolve mysite.com even if I do not append "www" as prefix in the explorer URL.
What's the advantage of using multiple A records over single, the way go daddy does?