Whenever I attempt to make a CNAME record for my domain I get two errors:

  • You can't mix CNAME/MX records together using the same hostname.
  • Domain root's cannot be CNAME's, however you can web-forward this record to www.example.com instead for the same effect.

This is how I want it to appear. The last record.

screenshot of problems with cname records


I've read it's possible so why can't I make it work?


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I recommend Cloudflare, it's free (upgradeable to premium) and also has caching and DoS protection, as well as hiding your IP addresses. I know for a fact that they support wildcard CNAMEs, like so: http://dev.ionfish.org/temp/cfwildcard.jpg (This is supported on the free version).

  • "The requested URL /temp/cfwildcard.jpg was not found on this server." :-( Mar 19, 2012 at 20:02
  • I'm sorry, it was temporary, and after the post was resolved I removed it. It was just like this: CNAME: * (wildcard) >> domain.com (edit, delete)
    – ionFish
    Mar 20, 2012 at 2:42
  • Can you post a screenshot again? I can't seem to get it right. Cloudflare keeps saying Invalid host value.
    – Bibhas
    Mar 16, 2013 at 19:35

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