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CNAME

In the name of Allah,

Today I will present a common name or definition between networks administrator and we (as developers) may hear it specially if you are a web developer. It is a CNAME or CNAME record.

CNAME is abbreviated term to canonical name. CNAME is a record in DNS database to domain name aliases.

Any computer sure has a domain name (IP) to be visible throw the internet, but what about you if you want to call by more than one name (domain aliases )!!! What about your site if you want to change the old site’s name to new one and you want your site to be available for the users from the both the two domains (old and new name)!!!

How www.googel.com (as you see el NOT le … googel NOT Google ) opens the right site www.google.com (*le NOT *el)!!!

The all previous scenarios are done by the same way CNAME (adding DNS record for domain aliases)…

Simple example :

www.abc.com CNAME www.xyz.com

www.12345.com CNAME www.xyz.com

so any requests ordered as www.abc.com or www.12345.com will be serve to open www.xyz.com .

you may browse Wikipedia’s DNS page for more information .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System

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March 27, 2008 - Posted by | Concepts

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