Configure A record reroute to CNAME when Host does not resolve

page-rules

#1

I have configured CloudFlare on top of Azure DNS, which it seems does not support A record configuration, so CloudFlare gives me this message

An A, AAAA or CNAME record was not found pointing to the root domain. The example.com domain will not resolve.

Is there a way to configure routing to a CNAME (like www for instance)? I have tried the guides here, but I think because the domain does not resolve, the page rule never happens. What are my options here?


#2

Cloudflare allows CNAME records at the root level, then uses CNAME flattening to return the current A record of that CNAME instead of returning an actual CNAME record.

If you would rather to have traffic go to www instead of your root domain, just create a A record at the root, and point the IP to something like 192.0.2.1 or 8.8.8.8 and make sure the record is proxied :orange:. This will allow a redirect page rule to trigger.