I found out that mail.ricklynn.com is the mail server for ricklynn.com. Then I did this:
; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> mail.ricklynn.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 30276
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.ricklynn.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail.ricklynn.com. 3336 IN CNAME ricklynn.com.
ricklynn.com. 3321 IN A 22.214.171.124
;; Query time: 2 msec
;; SERVER: 126.96.36.199#53(188.8.131.52)
;; WHEN: Sat Mar 11 11:08:32 2006
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 65
mail.ricklynn.com is a CNAME, not an A record.
, I found this:
CNAME (Canonical NAME) is a way to give each machine several names. So www is an alias for ns. CNAME record usage is a bit controversial. But it's safe to follow the rule that a MX, CNAME or SOA record should never refer to a CNAME record, they should only refer to something with an A record
Please change it!