CNAME proxy record strange behavior

I am trying to set up a website on github pages and the webiste does not load (firefox on desktop browser reports too many redirects, curl returns 301). I think the problem is related to the CNAME DNS entry.

I have the domain on cloudflare (I should note that the domain was just transferred to cloudflare, but it has been more than 24 hours now and at least some DNS changes I am making on cloudflare seem to be taking effect). I have setup A records for correctly (as per github pages instructions)

dig +nostats +nocomments +nocmd
; IN A 0 IN A 0 IN A 0 IN A 0 IN A

I have then created CNAME record for to point to But even though is set up like this

dig +nostats +nocomments +nocmd
; IN A 0 IN A 0 IN A 0 IN A 0 IN A is returning something completely different from the dig command

dig +nostats +nocomments +nocmd
; IN A 0 IN A 0 IN A

Can someone shed some light why this is, or some more diagnostics I can run to resolve the issue?


Do you want to use the proxy? If so, The site is not working. Load cannot follow more than 20 redirections - #4 by sandro

If not, unproxy the entries.

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Changing to Full Strict resolved the problem. I don’t really understand why, but thanks

It is because you previously had the insecure legacy mode Flexible selected, which disabled encryption and started a request loop.

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