I'm also aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034 as in this post.
I'm trying to add an external blog hosting service. So I have my domain at
www.example.com. I want to add a sub-domain called:
The external blog hosting service (Pressable) asks me to add an A record, no problem but they also want a CNAME:
Of course trying to do that just yields this in Route 53:
RRSet of type CNAME with DNS name blog.example.com. is not permitted as it conflicts with other records with the same DNS name in zone example.com.
How can I add this CNAME?
Update: The message from Pressable
To launch your site you need to do the following:
- Point your domain to pressable
Want to MANAGE YOUR OWN domain settings?
Point your A record to xx.xx.xx.xx
Change your CNAME www to yyy.xyz.com
- Add the domain you want to use below
Where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP and yyy.xyz.com is the url they provide. Step 2 is just the spot to let them know the sub-domain I selected.