Using a bare domain

(example.com)

Your users will expect to be able to load your domain on example.com andwww.example.com. For SEO purposes, we redirect www.example.com to example.com, but you will need to set up a domain record to get your users to that redirect.

You cannot use URL Redirection or Forwarding in this situation; you must find a DNS provider that support ALIAS records.

If your registrar supports ALIAS/ANAME/Bare domain CNAME

If your registrar supports ALIAS records, you and enter the two records provided by Bubble into the control panel, and your site will be good to go: (Here, @ is a way some registrars refer to the bare domain.)

If your registrar does not support ALIAS

If your registrar does not support ALIAS records, you will have to transfer name servers to one that supports ALIAS records. See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for a list of some options.

In order to perform a change of DNS servers, perform the following steps:

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  1. Sign up with a service that provides ALIAS records.
  2. Register your domain name with them.
  3. Often, you will be given a TXT record to demonstrate that you control the indicated domain
  4. Enter the TXT record at your registrar.
  5. Wait until the DNS service has verified you control the domain.
  6. Add or transfer all your pre-existing domain records to the new DNS service to guarantee that you will have no interruption of service after the changeover. (You may have to wait to do this later, depending on your chosen provider.)
  7. At your registrar, update your nameservers to point to the servers provided by your DNS provider. When your registrar has updated your DNS records, you will no longer be able to add/change records with your registrar.
  8. (Optional; Recommended for Legacy Customers) Wait up to 24 hours for your name server records to propagate over the internet. (Otherwise customers doing lookups on your domain may hit the old name server, and get the old records.)
  9. Remove your bare domain A record, and change it to an ALIAS record.
  10. Wait for the records to propagate. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the TTL values at your new DNS provider.

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