How to setup a root domain on GoDaddy using redirectssl

All domains are setup using domain name records, you add these using your domain name providers control panel. Sadly going through every possible domain registrar's specific DNS management interface is to much for this tutorial, so if you have questions ask your domain registrar for help.

GoDaddy is a domain registrar and domain name server provider amongst other things. However they do not have ALIAS or APEX records to allow you to add a CNAME to your root domain, so the other option is to use a service such as ours or setup something similar with your own servers.

This is where redirectssl comes into play.

Start by logging into your account and clicking "Add domain", now you will enter domain.com as the domain and www.domain.com as the redirect (this is done by default). You will want to make sure 301 Permanant redirect is selected, and Pass query parameters. Once that is done click Add domain.

You are now given an IP address, this is your root A record IP. Go back to your DNS records and add a A record (or update if it already exists) setting the host to @ and the IP address to this IP.

Wait for up to 24 hours for the DNS to propagate throughout the internet and give it a try, everything will fully work as expected.

Sit back and watch your traffic fly!

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