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CNAME from www to root / domain not working

Hey guys. I’m trying to do a “redirection” from www.domain.com to domain.com without using nginx.

In my droplet, other than the 3 NS, i have the below records:

A (@)    mass-cool.com        directs to 165.22.245.100
CNAME    www.mass-cool.com    is an alias of mass-cool.com (@)

or you can refer to this screenshot.

I’m not sure what i’m doing wrong :(

Any help is appreciated, thank you!


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DNS just resolves domains to their corresponding IP address, so if both www.domain.com and domian.co are setup to point to the same IP address then you are all set.

What you are probably referring to is redirecting an HTTP request to www.domain.com to domain.com which would require updating your HTTP server. If you are using nginx, then you would need to update your nginx configuration to do that.

Likewise if you are using a different webserver then it would require you to update the configuration there.

To do it via nginx here is a tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-redirect-www-to-non-www-with-nginx-on-centos-7