example.com with A records (iPv4-1, iPv4-2) and AAAA records (iPv6-1, iPv6-2)
subdomain.example.com, DO automatically creates a CNAME record with HOST
subdomain that aliases
subdomain.ondigitalocean.app. (looks like a CloudFlare proxy server that ultimately directs to
I want to create MX records for
subdomain.example.com to receive mail at that address. However, attempting to create MX or TXT records for
subdomain.example.com produces this appropriate error:
Records cannot share a name with a CNAME record.
Quick research explains this is necessary for DNS resolution.
It looks like I have two options:
Bottom line - Is option 2 possible, and if so, how should I modify my DNS records?
Specifically, what IP address should the A/AAAA records direct to for
subdomain.example.com? I assumed they should direct to the IP for
subdomain.ondigitalocean.app. (the CNAME record auto-generated by DO^) but a quick IP lookup shows the same iPv4/iPv6 values as
example.com - obviously.
Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!
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