How to redirect to a naked domain when using App Platform?

Hi team: I just signed up for App Platform and my app is already running… very impressed!

I went into my domain name provider settings and changed all the nameservers to match Digitalocean’s ns1/ns2/ns3 names servers.

All is well and I can see my webapp at This is exactly what I want (a naked domain).

However, I am not sure if/how it is possible to redirect users to the naked domain if they should visit Is it possible with Digitalocean?

My domain provider provides some of these options, but I think it would require that I switch my domain’s name servers back to theirs; I would prefer to keep using Digitalocean’s name servers.


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March 26, 2023

Hello @jamescolley

You can setup a CNAME record for the www version of the domain namne. CNAME records define aliases for A records by pointing one domain to another domain instead of to an IP address.

As for the https redirection, the domain will automatically be redirected to HTTPS and there are no changes required from your end.

Hope that this helps!

Try setting DJANGO_ALLOWED_HOSTS environment variable to,localhost,,,

And ensure you have the below in your

ALLOWED_HOSTS = os.getenv("DJANGO_ALLOWED_HOSTS", ",localhost,,,").split(",")

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