Redirect www to naked domain

I have pointed the domain name servers to DO and I am trying to get the www subdomain to point to the naked domain. I have tried CNAME and A host but not luck. Is there a simple/straightforward way of having the www subdomain redirect or point to the naked domain?

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Hello @massiveseagreenray

If you’re using Nginx, take advantage of our NGINX tool and specify the redirection there.

For Apache, you can do a basic 301 redirect rule in the .htaccess file or in the virtual host for the domain name.


Hi @massiveseagreenray,

Through DNS you can point the record to the same one as

After that you want when someone loads to redirect to, correct? If that’s the case, this redirect happens on a server level. You’ll need to put the redirect in Nginx or Apache2 depending on what you are using. The redirects are rarely done via DNS but from the server your app is being managed.