CNAME chasing

CNAME chasing refers to the lookup performed by a name server when the name server needs to resolve a dependent record as part of processing a CNAME record. CNAME chasing applies only to private Domain Name System (DNS) resources; CNAME records in public managed zones are always chased by the user's resolver.

The following table summarizes CNAME chasing support in Cloud DNS. The left column represents the fixed location of the CNAME. The rows represent the corresponding zone boundaries where the A (or AAAA) record being chased exists.

In the following table, = Supported, and = Not supported.

Location of CNAME Private zone Public zone Internet zone
Private zone
Public zone
Internet zone

What's next

  • To find solutions for common issues that you might encounter when using Cloud DNS, see Troubleshooting.