REST API - Account Resource - "Resource Description" and "DNS Name" fields - set to null?

REST API - Account Resource - "Resource Description" and "DNS Name" fields - set to null?

I have created some "account" resources via the REST API and if I do not specify a value for "Resource Description" and "DNS Name" it auto populates these fields with:

Resource Description ="Created by user via API ...."

DNS Name = <exact same value specified as RESOURCE NAME>


I have tried specifying "" (null) and " " (one blank space) in the input data but in both cases I receive the "default" value.

  "RESOURCEDESCRIPTION":""
  "DNSNAME":" "

Is there a way to make these fields blank - I do not want any value in them in most case (why should "DNSNAME" be required for "account"???).

For now I'm using a "dummy" value in each field that is manually cleared after the fact; but that defeats the purpose of using an API.