Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Naked Redirects

To facilitate external service access to Mediaserver8 which is on a dynamic IP, I set up a domain with dns redirect via duckdns. While this works fine for ww.mydomain.online, plain old mydomain.online was still defaulting to a GoDaddy page as the A record needs an IP address.

Recently I stumbled on this post which outlines a solution using wwwizer.com. Simply point the domain A record to their service IP address and they will 301 redirect it to whatever the www CNAME record is set to - in my case duckdns.org. Now both www.mydomain.online AND mydomain.online reach my server. Magic. And free!

The only caveat is that wwwizer don't do https, http only. I can live with that.

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