How to add apex domain in the control panel

I have followed the tutorials, I have googled. But every time I add an A record in the control panel, it automatically appends www to it so for example if I add www then the record is www.www. How am I meant to get past this?

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May 23, 2024

Heya @funcychaos,

Try to type @ rather than leaving the field empty. That should do the trick for you.

Bobby Iliev
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May 23, 2024

Hi there,

To do that, you can just enter @ as the hostname and it will default to your primary domain name without appending www.

Let me know how it goes!



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