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Domains CNAME without server?

Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by RB1, May 10, 2017.

  1. RB1

    RB1 Active Member

    Nov 11, 2016
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    Nginx 1.18.x
    MariaDB 10.1.x
    Edit: Duhhh for some reason CNAME won't work unless you use DNS only with Cloudflare. It won't work with DNS + HTTP proxy (A record works but CNAME doesn't).

    Does anyone know if adding a CNAME URL to a domain that's not referenced on any server will work?

    For example, in Cloudflare I have the CNAME "redirect" as an alias of an external URL "".
    "" should work, shouldn't it?
    The nameservers are fully propagated but I can't see the CNAME.

    I've not had this problem when using A records.
    One of my domains has a single A record "go" pointing to an external IP and it works.
    Last edited: May 10, 2017