I’m trying to figure out are there any domain DNS hosting companies or other hacks of enabling me to use a root domain with SSL instead of subdomain and a CNAME value?
@brian_hauer currently there might be way to do this with several DNS providers. However, I personally haven’t tested this.
According to this article, the following record types might work:
ANAMEat DNS Made Easy
CNAME(virtual) at CloudFlare
I’d recommend checking out the full article here: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/why-cant-a-domain-s-root-be-a-cname-8cbab38e5f5c/
That being said we’ve built a brand new certificate management solution which will work with A records and IP addresses while also being load balanced and redundant. Something that’s often a limitation of using IP address.
We hope to fully roll this out in the next 3 months.
Thank you moe. I will view that article and see if those solutions work. My domains are all on GoDaddy so i would prefer not to switch (mostly because I’m not that proficient in domain and dns management).
If you are looking for beta testers on the root domains I am a great candidate and would provide you with much feedback.
Brian, I send you an email with instructions on how you can test using root domains.
If anyone else is interested in testing, please contact email@example.com.