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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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alexdo
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August 29, 2022

Hello @massiveseagreenray

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

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/nginx

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

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    KFSys
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    August 28, 2022

    Hi @massiveseagreenray,

    Through DNS you can point the www.domain.com record to the same one as domain.com.

    After that you want when someone loads www.domain.com to redirect to domain.com, 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.