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Pointing a Custom Go Daddy Domain to Heroku App

Pointing a Custom Go Daddy Domain to Heroku App

In your GoDaddy Account

  1. Go to "Manage my Domains"

  2. Find your domain name and on the sprocket icon drop down menu, select "Manage DNS"

  3. Under Records, add/change the following

Add >
    Type: CNAME
    Host: * 
    Points to: appname.herokuapp.com
    TTL: 1 hour
    
Add >
    Type: CNAME
    Host: appnamesecure (ie flipflopappsecure)
    Points to: appname-2121.herokussl.com 
    TTL: 1 hour
    
DELETE THE WWWW ???
Add (or edit if the 'www' exists in the list already) > 
    Type: CNAME
    Host: www
    Points to: appname.herokuapp.com
    TTL: 1 hour
  1. Scroll down, and under Forwarding, under Domain:
Forward To => appname.herokuapp.com
Forward Type => Permanent
Settings => Forward with masking
Masking information => optional
Make sure you SELECT the checkbox that says "Update my nameservers and DNS settings to support this change."
Save

This will take 1 - 48 hours to propagate

In Console

  1. In the project directory, on the master branch:
heroku domains:add www.customdomainname.org

and

heroku domains:add customdomainname.org
  1. To check to see if this is done correctly:
heroku domains
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