Cannot create TXT record due to CNAME already existing?


Other DNS providers allow this option to happen. Why does Route 53 refuse to let me do this? Are my DNS rights being oppressed? As an example, other DNS providers let me do the following; CNAME: -> TXT: -> "dnjsakdnjasnkdsanj"

asked 2 years ago593 views
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Route 53 follows the DNS spec and CNAMEs can only exist alone for a particular name [1] (aside from DNSSEC records). In this case, those other DNS providers are out of spec.


answered 2 years ago
  • Hey Justin, thanks for the update. Can you please confirm which DNS Spec they follow? I am trying to determine if it is RFC 1035 or RFC 2181.

  • I've updated the answer; it's RFC 1034.

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