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CNAME record(Canonical NAME record) A statement in a DNS database (zone file) that assigns an alias to the true name (canonical name) of a local or remote server. It is used to direct multiple URLs, such as www.xyz.com and support.xyz.com to a single IP address, as well as to redirect users to sites after their URLs change or are abandoned. See DNS records, canonical, canonical synthesis and zone file.
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LBD can return NS, TXT and CNAME records
In the past, users could monitor IP addresses but now will be able to monitor CNAME records