I have a domain (zivkarmi.com) registered with Dreamhost, and wanted to connect it to my site recently published to Netlify. My Netlify site is at zivkarmi.netlify.app.
In Dreamhost, I created a CNAME record for
www with value set to
This worked for pointing
www.zivkarmi.com to the Netlify site. However, it didn’t work for just
After some reading and discussion with Dreamhost support, I came across a Netlify help article that said I should create an A record. So in addition to the CNAME record, I also have an A record for my domain on Dreamhost pointing to
While I was working on the solution with Dreamhost support, I also at some point selected Netlify DNS for my domains. I now have the following settings under Settings > Domain Management > Custom Domains:
Now, for the issue: Going to
www.zivkarmi.com correctly loads the website, over HTTPS. However, entering the URL without the
www. results in a “Your connection is not private” error. I would prefer that this URL redirect directly to the
https://www. version of the website, but instead it simply redirects to https://zivkarmi.com, and displays the error.
I should also mention I have a
_redirects file in my site root, but I am not sure if it is setup correctly, or if it is even working. When I download the deployed version of the website, there is no _redirects file present. The contents of that file are as follows:
# Source --> Target http://zivkarmi.com/* https://www.zivkarmi.com:splat 301! https://zivkarmi.com/* https://www.zivkarmi.com/:splat 301! # Redirect for SPAs # Source: https://docs.netlify.com/routing/redirects/rewrites-proxies/#history-pushstate-and-single-page-apps /* /index.html 200
Thank you in advance for any help. I am happy to provide further information if needed.