SSL on TLD on Namecheap with 301 redirects

Hi Guys,

I have a TLD on Namecheap - trafficdominationnetwork.com, that current Nameservers are set to Namecheap Basic.

As you can see in the screenshot there are 2 cname records pointing to external websites. The TLD is using a 301 redirect to go straight through to the CNAME record - partners.

This all works fine, BUT the TLD doesn’t have SSL certificate because it is not attached to hosting. So when users enter the tld in a chrome browser, it is forced to use https and then never resolves (i guess because its not secure). If you enter http then it resovles, but most users / links won’t explicitily use http.

So i was going to attach the TLD to hosting and install SSL, but thought perhaps I could do this through Cloudflare by pointing NS records to cloudflare (from Namecheap), and then having the TLD setup with SSL in Cloudflare ? So before I set it up i wanted to get somebody’s expert opinion on whether this will work.

Thanks

Steve

Cloudflare’s optimal configuration mirrors your existing setup. If you don’t have SSL working currently, Cloudflare isn’t a magic wand to make this work. You first need to get those CNAME records working with HTTPS. That’s going to require some support from adsgraphy and trkit.

https://trafficdominationnetwork.adsgraphy.com works fine with SSL on its own right and through https://partners.trafficdominationnetwork.com

The problem is the front end: trafficdominationnetwork.com TLD, that doesn’t have SSL, so fails when https://trafficdominationnetwork.com is trying to resolve. It does work however with http://trafficdominationnetwork.com. BUT chrome forces https when users enter the URL without the http:// - so therefore we have this problem.

If cloudflare doesn’t allow me to create an SSL certificate explicitly on a domain name, then I will just host the domain name and set it up that way.

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