I know how and have successfully changed the "www" CNAME to point where I need my domain to point. The question is for www.example.com and example.com, I assume you need to use two separate entries.
So, I can't figure out what the CNAME entry should look like.
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Thank you for your post. The naked domain without WWW is controlled by the "@" A record and cannot be added as a cname. However, if you have used the WWW cname to direct your site you can direct the naked domain to the cname so both variations resolve.
To do this use the forwarding feature and forward the the domain to itself via www.
example.com would forward to www.example.com
Manually forward or mask your domain or subdomain
Hope this helps!
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Thanks. That is precisely what I ended up doing. Can a sub domain be mapped with a CNAME record as in good.example.com. These questions are related to using Google's cloud platform. You create buckets and those buckets are essentially mapped to the appropriate URL. So, www.example.com all works peachy. The example.com has to be forwarded which means it can't have a separate 'bucket' on the Google platform.
If good.example.com has to be a forward as well, oh well, other ways to deal w/it.
Subdomains can be mapped through cnames, A records, as well as subdomain forwarding.
Which route you take will depend on the server. So if you can set up the bucket to be setup with good.example.com the server may need you to set this record with using an I.P. address added to the A record section with the host name of "good". This is used when there is direct connection between the URL and the server.
If the bucket is setup under a separate URL, lets say great.example.com, and you want anyone who types in good.example.com to resolve to great.example.com this can be done with a cname which would be setup as followed:
Host = good
Value = great.example.com
Now lets go one step further. Let's take that same example but this time around you wanted it so that when people type in the url good.example.com to be redirected to great.example.com but when they get to the site, the URL that is shown is shown as good.example.com
This would be done with subdomain forwarding with masking, which will mask the URL upon resolving. (This will only work if the resolving server supports masking)
Now one more for good measure
Lets say we have good.example.com going to great.example.com/Rick using subdomain forwarding. But you also want nice.example.com and awesome.example.com to get to the same url (great.example.com/Rick). You could use cnames to accomplish this.
So in this example the setup would be:
good.example.com > forwards to great.example.com/Rick
Host = nice
Value = good.example.com
Host = awesome
Value = good.example.com
As far as the Google buckets I'm not really sure exactly what type of connections they support. However if you are able to go the A record route that would be the best direct setup, CNAMES would be next and then domain forwarding would be last in regards to SEO if that is important to you.
Oh and thanks for the compliment on the handle
The company that is hosting my web app provides this instruction:
Your web app will be hosted on our server. To launch it, go to your DNS hosting control panel, create a CNAME record for the specified host name and point it to the following domain: webapps.seattleclouds.com
And yet I don't understand exactly how to do this.
Do I modify what's there by default? There are 3 CNAME enteries already there.
Not sure exactly where I point to webapps.seattleclouds.com from?
If your domain is seattleclouds.com you wanted it to be pointed at that:
That doesn't seem to work. I had it working a minute ago by adding a CNAME entry that used "secretformulaapp" in the name field and then "webapps.seattleclouds.com" in the Value field.
It did work and now it isn't again. I don't get it??
The instruction from the site where my app resides is simply this:
Your web app will be hosted on our server. To launch it, go to your DNS hosting control panel, create a CNAME record for the specified host name and point it to the following domain: webapps.seattleclouds.com.
I just clicked on "refresh page" on the screen that comes up in the browser and it worked. It's very inconsistent and I don't understand why.