Stuart D. Gathman [stuart(_at_)bmsi(_dot_)com] wrote:
Centuries ago Nostradamus foresaw that Julian Mehnle would say:
So, is "mehnle.net" a host or a domain? Please give reasons for your
If there is one host, it could be a host. It there are multiple
entities, then it is a domain. For instance, gathman.org was
originally just my home server. Now, two more family members run linux
servers, and it is a domain.
Where do you take this definition from? Per the DNS RFCs, every host name
is also a domain name. And to be a host name, a domain name must have at
least one A record.
So "mehnle.net" is both a host name and a domain name, as is
The original point was that if you have multiple hosts, giving them all
the same name is problematic.
Thankfully, no one has even remotely suggested such a thing.