CNAME at apex - a website publisher perspective

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There has been a large amount of discussion about the "CNAME at apex" issue within the DNSOP Working Group. This draft provides the perspective of one publisher of multiple websites about why CNAME- like functionality is desirable at the apex of a domain zone.


Dan York (

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