Is it possible to disable starter domain for an application on App Platform?

Posted December 12, 2020 313 views
DigitalOcean App Platform

By default every application on App Platform has starter domain like {app_name}-{some-symbols}

Is it possible to disable this domain in case a custom domain is configured?

Having it enabled for websites could potentially affect search engine optimization as content would be mirrored on different domains. For a static website, it’s not possible to have specific robot.txt files for different domains, so there is no way to disallow indexing of the default domain.

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👋 @dmytrovasylchenko

We don’t currently support disabling the App Platform domain. You bringup a good point, I’ll bring it up with the team and see what our options are.

Why can’t I delete the starter domain? It creates a duplicate, spoils the indexing of the site. For this reason, a 301 redirect is needed, can it be done from the starter to the main domain?