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Why it's a bad idea to put a CNAME record on your root domain

When I first setup this blog on AWS S3 I wanted to use my "naked domain" name. What that means is instead of visitors going to I wanted them to be able to go to It just seemed cleaner to me and it was fairly easy to get up and running. To accomplish this I setup 2 CNAME records one on and the other on with each pointing to a different bucket, the "www" bucket was setup to redirect to Everything was working just fine, or so I thought, and so I forgot all about it and moved on with my li…

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