Using a root / apex domain with discourse [solved]


Is it possible to use a full domain as the URL instead of a subdomain? For example, instead of, just ? Also, if I’ve already set the subdomain, am I able to change it to point to the new domain that I just purchased?

Thank you.

Edit: Solution found here: Configure your hosted domain name at the root (

Ok, so I just created a new one, and will cancel/delete the other one.
What should the CNAME record look like? Right now it is
host: www

Edit: I just found this: Configure your hosted domain name at the root ( Doesn’t look good :confused:

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Yes, that’s called a root or apex domain, and it requires special DNS support per that topic.

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I got it working, should have updated. Thank you for providing Discourse, it’s amazing!

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