I domain name registered through GoDaddy and the site hosted with Heroku. www CNAME is pointed correctly and then I'm doing a forward on the domain to www

Everything should be pointing and redirecting to the https www version of the site.

Every combination of https/http and www/non-www works perfectly except for the following one:

https://codefiworks.com (NOT WORKING)

I get an ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED. Unfortunately this is the url that Google has indexed for the site.

Does anyone have any idea as to what might be happening, I know just enough about DNS and SSL to be dangerous (as you can tell)


The server at GoDaddy that's redirecting your users from non-www to www doesn't support HTTPS.

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  • Is this because my SSL certificate is for the www version and not the non-www? – Brian Apr 11 '16 at 14:43
  • It has nothing to do with the SSL certificate. You're using GoDaddy's redirection service, which only supports HTTP. – ceejayoz Apr 11 '16 at 14:56
  • What's the best way to fix this? handle the redirect on the server instead? – Brian Apr 11 '16 at 15:33
  • @Brian Some people run a tiny server somewhere to do it. Others use a provider like DNS Simple for requests because they offer an special ALIAS record type (which works like a CNAME but looks like an A externally). – ceejayoz Apr 11 '16 at 15:41

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