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    CName Question
    This is another area I don't mess around with much, and I can't find a newbie answer online to this:

    Does a specific CName record over ride a wildcard cname record? In other words, if I have:

    *.domain.com as a CName, and I'm adding a hosted solution that I want to have resolve at store.domain.com, do I have to delete the wildcard CName, set up more specific CNames, in order to get that to work? Or can I just add a store.domain.com CName?

    Or, can I/should I set an A Record to point to the store sub domain?
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    I think it has a separate entry all of its own and doesn't impact the wildcard.

    I've just had to do this for my blog (thanks to Google dropping FTP support), the CNAME for blog.dynamoo.com points to Google, every other combination points back to my original host.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    This is another area I don't mess around with much, and I can't find a newbie answer online to this:

    Does a specific CName record over ride a wildcard cname record? In other words, if I have:

    *.domain.com as a CName, and I'm adding a hosted solution that I want to have resolve at store.domain.com, do I have to delete the wildcard CName, set up more specific CNames, in order to get that to work? Or can I just add a store.domain.com CName?

    Or, can I/should I set an A Record to point to the store sub domain?
    In my experience (in other words, this may be registrar dependent) the explicit subdomain will get priority over the wildcard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjangro
    In my experience (in other words, this may be registrar dependent) the explicit subdomain will get priority over the wildcard.
    +1 I've used CNames for the white label portion of my travel sites for years. I've also had reason to use the "*" wildcard on a couple of those sites. The "stated" CName trumps the wildcard - similar to the way an actual email addy overrides a "catchall" email addy.
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    Thanks folks. Much appreciated.
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