[Support Guide] Compiled resources for custom domains on Netlify and DNS settings -- start here!

Hi there! :wave:

We know that using your own custom domain (Example: http://somecooldomain.com) on a Netlify site can be a bit confusing at times. The good news is that our team has written an abundance of guides covering various questions regarding domains. This listing has all of our “best practice” guides about configuring and using Netlify DNS and custom domains on our service, grouped by topic area. We have a few guides that cover multiple topic areas, so we have listed them under each related category.

End to end configuration guides:

Configurations where we host only your website, but don’t manage your DNS:

Articles about configuring Netlify to manage your DNS (in addition to hosting your websites):

Domain registration and registrar configuration:

Troubleshooting tips:

If you are encountering issues with custom domains after working through the guides above, please open a new thread on the Forums and share your site, any error messages you are receiving, and what debugging steps you have already taken. Additionally, if you think there should be an additional guide or resource that isn’t mentioned above, let us know in the comments below!! :arrow_down:

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This site is under development
API - Dynamic Websites / Subdomains?
No ssl certificate althoug dns already served through netlify
Custom domain is not working but default site is working
Is there official discord server?
I accidentily removed my DNS record of my Netlify Domain
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Transfer of domain to netlify
Iphone won't connect to my site
Error 403: Forbidden
My custom domain fails to point to netlify nameservers
How I can add subdomain
SSL Error: Hostname/IP does not match certificate's altnames
Cannot provision cert because domain "doesn't appear to be served by Netlify"
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DNS Name server issue
Broken url cannot find the page
Configure Domain Alias of external domain
Question on DNS setup for .co.uk domain with Namecheap as registrar and Netlify hosting
"Check DNS configuration" for primary domain
[Support Guide] Compiled CDN Resources — start here!

I have an additional question that might be helpful for the docs above: How do we remove or redirect the original netlify url after we’ve setup our custom domain? So that we prevent duplicate versions of the site/app out in the search engines and elsewhere. Thanks.

You need not do this as we automatically add a canonical header:

but you can achieve that using Netlify Redirects