Last edited on Apr 13, 2022
This guide is going to share with you a brief overview of CNAME Flattening, whether or not your domain provider supports it, and what to do if it doesn't.
Before starting, remove any conflicting
CNAME record that has the same name or host from your current DNS records.
In short, it's a feature that allows you to add a
CNAME to your root / apex domain. Traditionally, you can only add
CNAME to a subdomain, like
blog.something.com . However, there are some providers who now allow you to add
CNAME to your root domain, like
You can read more about CNAME Flattening here.
Different providers implements CNAME Flattening in different ways, and they also call it with different names:
Your domain is not listed above?
You can easily check if there's a type for
ANAME on your domain provider, or check if you can make a
CNAME to your root domain
The easiest thing to do is to bring your domain into Cloudflare. Cloudflare is free and offers an array of other amazing features as well.
Once your domain is in Cloudflare, you can easily use their CNAME Flattening feature by simply adding a DNS record of type
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