Root domain cname setting does not work.


For most domain host managers, it support cname setting in this way: to

and please check the screenshot of cloudflare:

So, “@” is used for root domain.

But, in DigitalOcean, it does not support root domain setting:

It will show invalid cname, so, how to set cname for the root domain please?


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Bobby Iliev
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January 3, 2023

Hey @alexlii,

As of the time being, DigitalOcean does not support this method for root domains, it is known as CNAME flattening or using an ANAME or ALIAS record.

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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