The following is the reply I received from Edgecast:
Quote:No you cannot use a IP address, because the DNS lookup determines where a user is coming from then returns the correct POP IP address depending on their location. So each user will get a different IP to route their requests for your CDN objects to the closest POP. Let me look into the DNS issue and get back with you.
Didn't I suggest that you should build out a network like Google as the best solution to getting good connectivity to all networks ? ;-) Well, Google, YouTube, gmail, 188.8.131.52 just went down for a moment today.
So I was thinking, it isn't about the numbers. It is about perception.
As the loading of the HTML/CSS is already very good on your site...
The real question is do you need to put the HTML/page on the CDN ? How much benefit does it have in practice ? If the user has a working page within a very short time downloaded gziped from your origin server then you might not need the CDN for the HTML/page ? And how bad is the CNAME in comparison ?