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I'm helping my boss clean up our DNS records on Verizon and neither one of us is sure what to make of these. There are a couple records that consist solely of a semicolon. No record type, no address, no anything--it's just a semicolon.

Do these serve any purpose, or can we just remove those records?

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Semicolons are part of the bind zone format. However, there is no way to know how your management tools are interpreting these records.

Many DNS providers require placeholders to specify a domain.com. I've seen *, @, and # used in various web-based DNS management tools.

I recommend contact your DNS provider for clarification as web-based DNS management tools differ.

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  • From the linked document, a semicolon would seem to be a comment marker?
    – MrWhite
    Aug 11 '14 at 19:51
  • Semicolons are used for comments but there's no way to know how they are used in your web-based management tool. You need to ask your provider for details. Aug 11 '14 at 20:15

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