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Article ID: 130837, created on May 19, 2017, last review on May 19, 2017

  • Applies to:
  • Odin Business Automation Standard 4.5


A domain named cannot be synchronized to name servers, the following error can be found in /var/log/messages on the name servers:

May 19 14:05:02 ns1 named[15411]: transfer of '' from failed while receiving responses: CNAME and other data


As it is stated in RFC 1912 in section 2.4:

A CNAME record is not allowed to coexist with any other data. In other words, if suzy.podunk.xx is an alias for sue.podunk.xx, you can't also have an MX record for, or an A record, or even a TXT record.


Please check the DNS zone of for records for aliases and remove either them or the CNAME record(s) in question.

See also

Can not create CNAME record

Recommendations for creation of DNS records:RFC 1034 and RFC 1912.

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