Stackpath Full Site Integration: Sample DNS Settings for GoDaddy

To complete Full Site Integration at Stackpath for your GoDaddy-hosted site, you’ll need to adjust three DNS Settings: The “A” record will point to the Stackpath “Anycast” IP, which will be the same for all sites in your Stackpath “stack.” It will in turn point via CNAME to any subdomain – aka “delivery domain” – that you have set up for your site when you created its listing at Stackpath. You will need already to have set up a Stackpath Edge SSL certificate, and to do that you will have had to provide the host/value CNAME pair, as shown in the image below (substituting your own keys, obviously).

So, in actual order, focusing on the GoDaddy DNS steps:

  1. Add Stackpath SSL validation keys to DNS as CNAME record. The entire process begins when you request an Edge SSL certificate at Stackpath. This isn’t the automatic certificate covering CDN assets, but a new one that you have to request. In order to validate the new Edge SSL, you’ll need to supply the records as depicted in the image below, which you will receive automatically during the request-response process. In my experience the validation proceeds very quickly, but not instantly.
  2. Re-point the A “apex” record – for root domain, signified by the @ symbol – to the Stackpath Anycast IP Address. You can search Stackpath for the IP address if you haven’t already set it up, or just as Stackpath Help.
  3. Add a CNAME record pointing via one of your active delivery domain’s prefixes. The example shows “www” to the Stackpath “Edge Address.” The delivery domains will show in several places, like the bottom of your CDN page. The Edge Address will show in a copiable link at upper right of Stackpath site pages.

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