Redirect domain to www


#1

Hi there,

My current page rule wont work for some reason.
The outcome I want is that it should always redirect to www.

My current page rule is:

When I write “fredde.me” in my web browser it just says the server isn’t found.
I have “Always use HTTPS” set in the Crypto tab as well.

Help please!


#2

You need to set an A record for fredde.me

The client first resolves the name before it can follow any redirect.

nslookup fredde.me
Server: 127.0.1.1
Address: 127.0.1.1#53
Non-authoritative answer:
*** Can’t find fredde.me: No answer


#3

But, I’m using Google Cloud Storage for my www domain, what should I point just the domain to since it only is there for a redirect?


#4

Try

fredde me CNAME www.fredde.me

But this could be dangerous if you are using .fredde.me for mail handling as well. Other records may be ignored when there is a CNAME on the root. But as long as the client does not know where to connect to every attemt will fail with a DNS error.

Whats the record type for www.fredde.me? A or CNAME?


#5

I’ll try.
www.fredde.me is a CNAME to c.storage.googleapis.com.


#6

It seem to work on my side now, what about yours?
I’ll doublecheck so my mail still works.


#7

Works.

Just keep an eye on your mails and other records in this zone.
It seems to be fine currently:

;; ANSWER SECTION:
fredde.me. 3599 IN MX 5 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
fredde.me. 3599 IN MX 1 aspmx.l.google.com.
fredde.me. 3599 IN MX 10 alt4.aspmx.l.google.com.
fredde.me. 3599 IN MX 5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
fredde.me. 3599 IN MX 10 alt3.aspmx.l.google.com.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1034
3.6.2. Aliases and canonical names

[snip]

If a CNAME RR is present at a node, no other data should be
present; this ensures that the data for a canonical name and its aliases
cannot be different. This rule also insures that a cached CNAME can be
used without checking with an authoritative server for other RR types.

[snap]


#8

If you need to capture also additional pages outside of the homepage you need to add a * to the end of the matched string and a /$1 at the end of the redirect URL.


#9

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