How to configure naked domain for an app?

DO is configured to handle my DNS records and I have successfully created a CNAME record pointing to However, when a user attemptes to visit I get a 404. I cannot seem to find a way to create a record to address the naked domain in the admin portal. Can anyone tell me what I am missing?


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September 27, 2023

Hello @krollrich

All DNS changes will take some time in order to update and respectfully the DNS to start resolving. You can use our DNS lookup tool to check if the DNS settings are correct:

Hope that this helps!

Hi there,

Is your website hosted on the DigitalOcean App Platform or on a Droplet?

If you are using a Droplet, then you would need to add an A record for your main domain name to point to the Droplet’s IP address and a CNAME record for your www version to point to your main domain.

If you are using the App Platform, you can follow the steps here on how to add your main domain name to your app and as you are already using the DigitalOcean nameservers, the DNS should be automatically configured for you:

Also note that in both cases, it might take up to 24 hours for the DNS cache to clear over the Globe before you could see the new records.

Let me know how it goes!



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