Before setting up
Some DNS Providers support ALIAS records. Here is a list in our documents for that. If you had registered an APEX domain — or root domain/naked domain — (a domain without www, blog or other prefix) for Shifter, you can also input or select the value of
CDN raw Hostname (e.g.
def456.cloudfront.net ), which is provided in Shifter’s Dashboard.
A CloudFront Domain is provided in the Live > Overview page of your site.
Before accessing your DNS Provider, copy the value of the CloudFront Domain ( in this case it is
def456.cloudfront.net), and paste it into a notepad, Evernote, or your favorite stickies.
Add ALIAS record
1. Log in to the ControlPanel
2. Click [Create Record Set] button to add DNS records
3. Choose routing policy
Select [Simple routing] and click [Next] button
4. Configure records
Click [Define simple record]
5. Add ALIAS record
Let’s set up ALIAS record for your domain name.
Record name: should be blank
Value/Route traffic to:
Pulldown menu 1: [Alias to CloudFront distribution]
Pulldown menu 2: [US East (N. Virginia) [us-east-1]]
A – Routes traffic to an IPv4 address and some AWS resources
Then click [Save changes] button.