I have set up my custom domain according to Netlify’s instructions. That is:
- An A record pointing @ to 22.214.171.124 (Netlify’s load balancer IP), since Google Domains does not support ANAME or ALIAS records
- A CNAME record pointing www.example.com to “example.netlify.app”
However, Google Domains has a feature called “synthetic records” that allows me to redirect the root domain to a URL. I imagine that I could permanently redirect @ to www.example.com and benefit from Netlify’s global DNS traffic direction even when users visit the apex domain. Is this correct?
- Is there any difference between using synthetic records, as described above, instead of an A record for the apex domain?
- How would setting up a synthetic record interact with the SSL certificate? (there is an option for enabling or disabling SSL, please see the image)
Thanks in advance!