Namecheap seems to let me create a CNAME record on the apex domain, which I thought was contrary to the definition of a CNAME record:
It works (correctly loading up my static site from S3).
Weirdly (and I'm not sure if it's related), there seem to be no name servers registered for this domain: http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/?domain=thereitwas.com×tamp=1413775781&view=1
Is it just repeatedly looking up the IP address of the target of the record and making an A record to that IP? If so, unless this check is frequent I should probably set it up properly to avoid downtime if my S3 bucket ever changes IP.
Apart from this, is there anything wrong with whatever it may be doing?
thereitwas.comhas an honest to god CNAME at the apex of the domain and it's understandably confusing.