Question

Make domain url lead to subdomain

Posted August 20, 2015 5.4k views
Nginx DNS

I have bought a domain domain.com from GoDaddy. In GoDaddy, I have customised DigitalOcean as name servers; in DNS of DigitalOcean, I have added the following records:

A @ 178.62.x.y
CNAME sub domain.com
CNAME www.sub domain.com

As a result, when I type sub.domain.com and www.sub.domain.com in a browser, they both lead to sub.domain.com, which is what I want.

Currently domain.com and www.domain.com lead to the default site of my server. However, I also want them to lead to sub.domain.com.

Does anyone know what to do to make this happen?

Thank you

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2 answers

I don’t get your setup, because now you redirect sub.domain.com to domain.com and you want to redirect domain.com to sub.domain.com ?
But anyway, if you want domain.com to sub.domain.com just use a cname for it and it will work.
Name: domain.com
Hostname: sub.domain.com

  • The current setup does not redirect sub.domain.com to domain.com, it remains the same and this is what I want…

    I do want to redirect domain.com to sub.domain.com. If I add a CNAME (domain.com to sub.domain.com.), what should I do with regard to A record? Should I change the initial A record to one from sub.domain.com to 178.62.x.y?

    Thank you

Yes, just change your A record with the name sub.domain.com to 178.62.x.y
Then create the CNAME so domain.com will get redirected to sub. domain.com and that will redirected to your servers ip

  • Thanks for your help… Because it is hard to test (and the www thing), I would appreciate a full list of records to follow, so I have reformulated and posted a new question…

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