SoftLayer_Dns_Domain_ResourceRecord_CnameType is a SoftLayer_Dns_Domain_ResourceRecord object whose ‘’type’’ property is set to “cname” and defines a DNS CNAME record on a SoftLayer hosted domain. A CNAME record directs a host name to another host. For instance, if the CNAME record for “” points to the host “” then the ‘‘host’’ property equals “alias” and the ‘‘data’’ property equals “”.

DNS entries defined by CNAME should not be used as the data field for an MX record.



The value of a domain’s resource record. This can be an IP address or a hostname. Fully qualified host and domain name data must end with the “.” character.
Type: string


An identifier belonging to the domain that a resource record is associated with.
Type: int


The amount of time in seconds that a secondary name server (or servers) will hold a zone before it is no longer considered authoritative.
Type: int


The host defined by a resource record. A value of “@” denotes a wildcard.
Type: string


A domain resource record’s internal identifier.
Type: int


The amount of time in seconds that a domain’s resource records are valid. This is also known as a minimum TTL, and can be overridden by an individual resource record’s TTL.
Type: int


Useful in cases where a domain has more than one mail exchanger, the priority property is the priority of the MTA that delivers mail for a domain. A lower number denotes a higher priority, and mail will attempt to deliver through that MTA before moving to lower priority mail servers. Priority is defaulted to 10 upon resource record creation.
Type: int


The amount of time in seconds that a secondary name server should wait to check for a new copy of a DNS zone from the domain’s primary name server. If a zone file has changed then the secondary DNS server will update it’s copy of the zone to match the primary DNS server’s zone.
Type: int


The email address of the person responsible for a domain, with the “@” replaced with a “.”. For instance, if is responsible for, then’s SOA responsibility is “”.
Type: string


The amount of time in seconds that a domain’s primary name server (or servers) should wait if an attempt to refresh by a secondary name server failed before attempting to refresh a domain’s zone with that secondary name server again.
Type: int


The Time To Live value of a resource record, measured in seconds. TTL is used by a name server to determine how long to cache a resource record. An SOA record’s TTL value defines the domain’s overall TTL.
Type: int


A domain resource record’s type. A value of “a” denotes an A (address) record, “aaaa” denotes an AAAA (IPv6 address) record, “cname” denotes a CNAME (canonical name) record, “mx” denotes an MX (mail exchanger) record, “ns” denotes an NS (nameserver) record, “ptr” denotes a PTR (pointer/reverse) record, “soa” denotes the SOA (start of authority) record, “spf” denotes a SPF (sender policy framework) record, and “txt” denotes a TXT (text) record. A domain record’s type also denotes which class in the SoftLayer API is a best match for extending a resource record.
Type: string



The domain that a resource record belongs to.
Type: SoftLayer_Dns_Domain