A naming restriction is a list of words that can't be used as part of a resource record name. Use naming restrictions to prevent reserved or undesirable words from being used in resource record names.
You can add naming restrictions to a naming policy at any time; you don't need to create naming restrictions before you create a naming policy.
To create a naming restriction:
- Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
- Under General, click Naming Policy Management.
- Click the Naming Restrictions tab.
- Under Naming Restriction, click New.
Under General, complete the following:
- Name—enter a descriptive name for the naming restriction.
- Restriction List From File—click browse to import
restricted values from a text file. Importing a restricted values text
file overwrites any existing values in the restriction list. A dialog
box opens. Select a file and click Open.Attention: Importing a restricted values text file overwrites any existing values in the restriction list.
- Enter Restriction List Manually—select to add
restricted values manually. Create the values using these fields:
- Value—enter a word you want to restrict.
- Match Type—select a matching option:
- Any—any words containing the specified value are restricted. For example, for the value arm, the words arm, armed, and disarm are all restricted by the naming policy.
- Exact—only exact matches of the specified value are restricted. For example, for the restricted word arm, only arm is restricted by the naming policy. The naming policy allows the use of armed and disarm.
- Click Add.
- Select an item in the list, and then click Move Up or Move Down to move the item up or down in the list.
- Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
- Click Add.