I am building a SaaS product. When a user signs up for an account they must select an alias for their site --------.getlaunchpoint.com. Right now I have an A record *.getlaunchpoint.com that points to the ip address of my dedicated server. However, with Azure I am not given an IP address. The suggested implementation is to make use of a CNAME.
I think I would need to create a CNAME for *.getlaunchpoint.com -> getlaunchpoint.cloudapp.net in the case of Azure.
GoDaddy does not support CNAME wildcards. Searching on Google I'm getting conflicting information... is CNAME wildcard a bad practice?
I run into the same problem with Amazon EC2 if I want to make use of load balancers, because you cannot tie a public IP address to an Amazon Load Balancer. Amazon also suggests the use of a CNAME.
Any help would be appreciated.