Commit 4b74da30 authored by Achilleas Pipinellis's avatar Achilleas Pipinellis
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Merge branch 'docs-pages-dns-update' into 'master'

Docs: clarify DNS records for Pages

Closes #42957

See merge request gitlab-org/gitlab-ce!24767
parents 42956f21 cf32e262
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![DNS A record pointing to GitLab.com Pages server](img/dns_add_new_a_record_example_updated_2018.png)
NOTE: **Note:**
Note that if you use your root domain for your GitLab Pages website **only**, and if
your domain registrar supports this feature, you can add a DNS apex `CNAME`
record instead of an `A` record. The main advantage of doing so is that when GitLab Pages
IP on GitLab.com changes for whatever reason, you don't need to update your `A` record.
CAUTION: **Caution:**
Note that if you use your root domain for your GitLab Pages website
**only**, and if your domain registrar supports this feature, you can
add a DNS apex `CNAME` record instead of an `A` record. The main
advantage of doing so is that when GitLab Pages IP on GitLab.com
changes for whatever reason, you don't need to update your `A` record.
There may be a few exceptions, but **this method is not recommended**
as it most likely won't work if you set an `MX` record for your root domain.
#### DNS CNAME record
......@@ -114,14 +117,16 @@ co-exist, so you need to place the TXT record in a special subdomain of its own.
#### TL;DR
If the domain has multiple uses (e.g., you host email on it as well):
For root domains (`domain.com`), set a DNS `A` record and verify your
domain's ownership with a TXT record:
| From | DNS Record | To |
| ---- | ---------- | -- |
| domain.com | A | 35.185.44.232 |
| domain.com | TXT | gitlab-pages-verification-code=00112233445566778899aabbccddeeff |
If the domain is dedicated to GitLab Pages use and no other services run on it:
For subdomains (`subdomain.domain.com`), set a DNS `CNAME` record and
verify your domain's ownership with a TXT record:
| From | DNS Record | To |
| ---- | ---------- | -- |
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