Can a cname be created to point a name to an external host? RRS feed

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  • I would like to point to . Is it possible to create a cname in our internal and external DNS?  Thank you!
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:12 PM

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  • Hi ,

    >>I would like to point to .

    You should never use a CNAME record for your root domain name.(i.e.

    The CNAME record creates an alias for a single name and not its subdomains.

    For example, say you have several subdomains, like,, etc and you want these sub domains to point to your main domain name

    For your reference:

    Cname Record for an External Site 

    Best Regards,


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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:12 AM
  • Hi,

    It's not a subdomain.  I want to create a cname, "365", in our forward zone for domain to point to host .  "365" is not a subdomain, it would just be a name\host within our domain.  So, when browsing to you will get directed to .  We of course don't own  We have a split DNS, so I want to create the Cname in our internal and public DNS.  I'm just not sure if you can create a Cname to point to an external domain we don't own, and I have no way to test right now.

    Thanks, matt

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:57 PM