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Link custom domain to Repl.it using A Record
sportycoder18

Hello!
One of the things I love about Repl.it is that I can connect a custom domain to repl.it by placing CNAME records in my DNS provider.

I just learned that a CNAME record cannot be used to point the root domain to repl.it. In other words, If my domain is example.com I cannot link example.com to repl.it because example.com is my root domain and CNAME records cannot be placed on it. I could link subdomain.example.com, but not the root domain all by itself.

I was wondering if there was any way to link my domain to repl.it using A records. Instead of pointing a domain to a repl.it subdomain using CNAME records, an A record would point my domain to a repl.it IP address. That way I could link my root domain to repl.it. Additionally, I could configure email with the domain that's connected to repl.it because you cannot configure MX records and CNAME records for the same domain/subdomain. However, A records and MX records will work if put in the same domain/subdomain.

Just wondering if anyone has found a way to link a domain/subdomain from DNS provider to repl.it using A records and IP addresses instead of CNAME records.

Thanks!

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WoonSeng1

@sportycoder18 it does, instead of putting the cname in the cname part of your dns manager, put it in the alias!

https://jasbot.xyz/

WoonSeng1
nooby-xviii

im pretty sure it wont work since repl.its ip addresses change constantly

Coder100

Hello, this feature can be implemented by devs I'm sure! Click here for the feedback page