Sorry I was a bit confused with the Docs regarding using an external DNS provider.
I am trying to point a domain regsitered by Gandi.net to Netlify.
I have Netlify showing the name and set the www. as the primary domain.
I have deleted the A record on Gandi DNS and set an ALIAS to mynetlifysite.netlify.app.
Is this all that’s needed.
I was having issues using nameservers so would like to do it this way.
Thanks for reaching out!
Could you share the custom domain you want to use?
Also you want to use the
External DNS configuration and not Netlify DNS?
If you’re using an External DNS configuration, you generally wouldn’t need to delete any A Record, you would add an
A Record for the bare domain (for example
mydomain.com) that would point to
188.8.131.52. You would also create a CNAME Record for the subdomain
www that points to the Netlify site name (for example
We have a Support Guide here for configuring External DNS:
Last reviewed by Netlify Support: Sep 2023
You sure can! This will be a three-step process but don’t worry, it’s not that hard.
Go ahead and log in to your Netlify account, and add the name of the awesome domain you own to your site in Site settings > Domain management >Domains > Production domains.
Pull up the website for your DNS host. This is likely your domain registrar, aka the place where you bought your domain. You’ll want to navigate to your DNS records section and create these t…
I got rid of ALIAS and added the A name and have setup CNAME. I will wait for it to propagate hopefully