Setting up a Domain Name that does not use WWW (Naked URL NEW (Ploud6)

Modified on Thu, 24 Aug, 2023 at 4:58 PM

If you have not set up your custom domain name that includes the WWW you should follow these instructions. The instructions below are in addition to setting up a WWW domain CNAME record.

How do people find my site? Setting up your custom domain name on Ploud 

When a user enters in their browser your website URL many times they will enter the URL and not include the WWW such as instead will enter This is called a naked URL a URL that does include the WWW. 

To set up a naked URL you need to add an 'A' record at your domain name provider. 

Use these settings in your 'A record

  • Host: The hostname the A record links to. Type @ to point directly to your domain name.
  • Points to: The IP address you are setting as the destination for the host.
    The IP to use is

TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour

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