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I have a web app with no fixed IP address:

myapp.apps.com

And a custom domain:

example.com

I have the www subdomain (www.example.com) pointing to the web app with a CNAME record.

I have the mail server hooked up with MX records (me@example.com).

What I want is to be able to hit the naked domain in the web browser (example.com).

How do I do this?

Bear in mind that if I point a CNAME record to the naked domain it will override the mail server settings. I have access to advanced DNS settings (A, MX, CNAME, TXT, SRV).

marked as duplicate by Zoredache, mdpc, fukawi2, Andrew Schulman, Jenny D Mar 13 '15 at 7:19

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  • Please leave a comment if you mark down so I know what's wrong, cheers. – Rupert Mar 12 '15 at 17:13
  • You can't do this. Or at least you can't do this without using non-standard DNS server that interepets things on the backend. – Zoredache Mar 13 '15 at 0:00
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you cannot point @ to CNAME record, so @ must have A record and since you have no IP address you cannot do it, also changing @ would not have effect on your MX record.

  • I have @ pointing to the web app with a CNAME record. It works but it overrides all other records. – Rupert Mar 12 '15 at 17:21
  • @Rupert Yes - the issue isn't that it's not possible, but that if you do it, everything else will break. – Jenny D Mar 13 '15 at 7:19

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