CNAME Records for www AND root/naked domains


I have set up a CNAME record for www but also need the naked root domain to work. But it’s not pulling through after around 72 hours.

Can anyone please help with this?

Thank you!

The naked domain can never be a CNAME entry, hence why Cloudflare automatically flattens it into an A entry.

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Thank you so much for your quick reply.
So should I change it to an A entry? At the moment the [CNAME] for root domain has a little blue warning triangle beside it.

You don’t need to change it, but it won’t resolve as CNAME entry.

The icon probably simply tells you that.

but when i try to test the naked URL it’s not opening the web page and I get this message:

This site can’t be reached

Check if there is a typo in [domain name]

  • If spelling is correct, [try running windows network Diagnostics](javascript:diagnoseErrors()).


That has nothing to do with what you configure.

What’s the domain?

Says I can’t post links so splitting it up:

meeraremani . com


www . meeraremani . com

That domain is not using Cloudflare.

How do I switch it then? The domain is paid through SquareSpace

Take a look at Overview · Cloudflare Fundamentals docs

Thank you so much

I’ve read through this and it makes no sense to me

As that is a different question from your original one, please open a thread in Getting Started.

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