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Cannot forward non WWW HTTPS to WWW HTTPS

Trying to set up the right domain forwarding so that https://abc.com gets forwarded to https://www.abc.com but it won't work.

 

My domain forwarding looks like https://www. and I haven't added a subdomain forwarding.

 

Any hints?

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@furrywookie 

 

I would recommend using Cloudflare for your DNS 

https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/205893698-Configure-Cloudflare-and-Heroku-over-HTTP... - I "believe" you can do this with their free plan

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@furrywookie 

 

Where are you trying to do the forwarding  - at the server level - in the dns manager - somewhere else??

 

Is WWW a CNAME or an A record?

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Currently, all I have is a CNAME WWW in the DNS records pointing to my  HTTPS (non GoDaddy) domain.

 

It works fine for https://www.abc.com and www.abc.com, meaning they both get redirected to my external HTTPS domain.

 

It doesn't work (just hangs until it times out) for https://abc.com

 

It doesn't work (goes to GoDaddy template - "This Web page is parked for FREE, courtesy of GoDaddy.com") for http://abc.com

 

So what I need is to get the non WWW versions of the URL to redirect to my WWW HTTPS.

Where is the website hosted?

Heroku. Trying to point GoDaddy domain to Heroku HTTPS

@furrywookie 

 

What it sounds like you are doing (and please correct me if this is not the case)

1) You have a domain registered at GoDaddy

2) You have a website / blog someplace else

3) You have setup the www CNAME for your domain to be the 3rd party service

4) QUESTION: is the @ record pointed to the 3rd party service or are you using the forwarding feature with GoDaddy 

 

GoDaddy's forwarding feature doesn't include an SSL certificate so therefore you cannot forward HTTPS://yourdomain.com to another service - only HTTP://yourdomain

 

 

 

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Unfortunately Heroku does not provide an IP address or nameservers.  It can be done if you bring in yet another provider to manage the DNS, here is an example of one but I have not tested them myself.

 

https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/pointdns

Correct, that's what I'm doing.

 

About #4, I don't use the FW feature. I don't have a @ CNAME. I only have a WWW CNAME (as described previously), and a type A record with name @ value "Parked" and TTL 600 seconds. 

@furrywookie 

 

I would recommend using Cloudflare for your DNS 

https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/205893698-Configure-Cloudflare-and-Heroku-over-HTTP... - I "believe" you can do this with their free plan

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