CNAMES and MX records...

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stonefruits / 5 Points
2013-06-25 10:37 am EST
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Hey, supposing I wanted to have a domain point somewhere else using CNAME (to use some Azure services), and I wanted both and to point there, would it be right to CNAME the www to root, the CNAME root to the Azure URL?

More importantly, I intend to try out Google Apps which uses the MX record. Googling around tells me that we can't have MX and CNAMEs mixing about. How do I solve this?


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12,110 Points
2013-06-25 11:14 am EST
Hello stonefruits,

Thanks for your question. It depends how Azure service advises to set this up (you usually have to follow their directions), but typically you would point the 'A record' for to your service (Azure), then point the cname for to:

You can modify cnames, and mx entries in the Advanced DNS Zone Editor.

Then, you can follow this guide on modifying your MX record, which uses google as an example. This will not be affected by your cname modification.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,


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