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I created a application on fleek.co and want to connect my GoDaddy domain to my application. The fleek UI tells me to add an ANAME record with an alias as DNS entry. The GoDaddy UI tells me this is not possible since only IP addresses are allowed as targets. I can't add it as CNAME either because for CNAME entries "@" is not allowed as name.

What is the correct way to enter this DNS record then?

Fleek instructions:

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Go Daddy error message:

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Update:

GoDaddy seems not to support ANAME entries. I therefore tried to set it up in AWS Route 53. It only lets me add a PTR or SPF record with a blank subdomain and an alias. Both are not working

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Update:

I managed to setup the domain by using the DNS settings of cloudflare.com

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    You are setting an A record at GoDaddy, not an ANAME or ALIAS record. Have you checked that they actually support those? Most DNS hosts do not. Dec 5, 2022 at 15:28
  • I thought they mean A records with ANAME. I cant select them at GoDaddy so I guess they don't support it. Is there any workaround then to make that work?
    – jan
    Dec 5, 2022 at 15:43
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    You can change DNS hosts. Duplicate your record set at some other host, and the change your NS at GoDaddy to point to your new DNS host. Dec 5, 2022 at 16:12
  • Do you know any host that supports ANAME? All I checked did not support it
    – jan
    Dec 5, 2022 at 18:17
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    AWS Route 53, Cloudflare and Namecheap all support some version of it, although they call it different things. Dec 5, 2022 at 19:24

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You are setting an A record at GoDaddy, not an ANAME or ALIAS record. GoDaddy does not support those record types. Most DNS hosts do not.

You have a couple options:

Use www

You can set a CNAME for to Fleek using the www subdomain. Then you can find some other way of redirecting the domain apex to www. You could find a 3rd party service that does such redirects and use an A record to point to them.

Switch DNS hosts

Many DNS hosts support ANAME or ALIAS records. AWS Route 53, Cloudflare, and Namecheap all support some version of it, although they call it different things.

Since you have tried Route53 and run into problems, here are more specific instructions for it. You need to choose CNAME and then use the option to make it an Alias:

Use a CDN

A Content Delivery Network sits between your server an your users as a proxy. You can usually specify your origin server as a name rather than an IP address. The CDN handles your DNS which points to the CDN edge nodes which fetch content from the origin and cache it.

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  • It worked for me by using AWS Route 53
    – jan
    Sep 7, 2023 at 10:57
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you can use aws globalaccelerator with ELB,if you used elb with globalaccelerator,you can get two static ip address.

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  • Hi bluce, it's difficult to understand the relevance of this answer to the question that was asked. Answers are expected to be substantive and explanatory. Please add additional details to your answer so that it's clear how it addresses the question about how to properly enter a DNS record on GoDaddy. Thanks! Nov 20, 2023 at 7:09

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