[Support Guide] DNS Quick Start - How to set up DNS

Question here: Why does netlify’s doc modal say to use apex-loadbalancer.netlify.com instead of .netlify.app?

Thanks for getting in touch! That’s a great callout, but with one amendment:

For apex domains, you’ll want to use an ALIAS , ANAME , or flattened CNAME record, if your provider allows it. When using one of these records, it should indeed be pointed to apex-loadbalancer.netlify.com, as you noted above.

For subdomains, you’d still want a CNAME record pointing to your site’s netlify.app domain. You can find more detailed information on this setup in this documentation.

I’ve edited the above instructions to include this information as well. Thanks again!

Please may you assist me as I believe I am on the correct thread.
I tried to update my DNS settings for financeforhippies.com but the website is still down. The website is hosted on Netlify but I think the name is reserved on Godaddy. Please assist as I need the website to be live but I do not know which DNS settings to delete/remove. I have attached a screengrab of the settings I updated on Friday

Hey @Mr_MediaX ! Thanks for joining us here. It looks like you are combining two methods of setting up DNS – both the external method and using Netlify DNS. You’ll want to choose just one to get the site live. Since you have a DNS Zone for this domain active in Netlify (aka if it’s in your domains tab, you have a DNS zone for it here), it will be easier to use the Netlify DNS option. You will need to set up Nameserver DNS records at your registrar, specifically these ones:

You will also need to delete the A record from your screenshot that contains, as well as the CNAME you have there.

Hope this helps!