How to CNAME root domain and alternative solution
A CNAME cannot be placed at the root domain level, because the root domain is the DNS Start of Authority (SOA) which must point to an IP address. CNAME records must point to another domain name, never to an IP address.
But different DNS provider has different solution.
Cloudflare has a solution called
CNAME Flattening. It’s a feature that allows you to CNAME the root domain to another domain.
Name.com has a solution called
ANAME. It’s a feature that allows you to CNAME the root domain to another domain.
ANAME DNS provider: DNSMadeEasy, easyDNS
Gandi has a solution called
ALIAS. It’s a feature that allows you to CNAME the root domain to another domain.
ALIAS DNS provider: DNSimple, PointDNS
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