QUIC.cloud DNS vs. CNAME Records¶
When you enable QUIC.cloud CDN, you are asked to choose a method of connecting the CDN to your domain:
- QUIC.cloud DNS
Let's look at what each of these options entails.
QUIC.cloud DNS is our built-in DNS solution and is provided to CDN users free of charge. You can use QUIC.cloud DNS with a root (or apex) domain such as
example.com, or you can use it with your www domain (like
www.example.com), or any other subdomain (such as
QUIC.cloud DNS was built specifically for our CDN, which means it well integrated into our service, and is easily accessible from your QUIC.cloud dashboard, if you ever need to change your configuration.
If you choose QUIC.cloud DNS, you can ignore the
CNAME record that QUIC.cloud assigns to you. This is only needed if you choose the CNAME method.
With a subdomain¶
If you are using QUIC.cloud for your www domain or some other subdomain, you can keep your current DNS provider and simply add the
CNAME record assigned to you by QUIC.cloud (it should look something like
With the root domain¶
If you are using QUIC.cloud for your root domain (
example.com), you may want to rethink using the CNAME method. The only way to use the CNAME method with your root domain is to use Cloudflare DNS. If you are not already using Cloudflare for your DNS, you have three choices:
- Switch to Cloudflare DNS and use the CNAME method with your root domain
- Change your website to a www domain or other subdomain and use the CNAME method with your current DNS provider
- Switch to the QUIC.cloud DNS method