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When should I use CNAME record instead of A records for domain verification?

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This can be useful when DNS providers restrict adding duplicate records. A common situation is with domains hosted on Shopify.


Let's say your tagging server URL is You should create A and AAAA DNS records to verify the domain on Stape. If Shopify manages your domain, creating both A and AAAA records for the same subdomain is impossible. Thus, you can't verify a custom domain on Stape.


To handle this issue, enable the checkbox Use CNAME record instead of A records, and instead of two A records, you will be asked to add one CNAME record to verify the domain.

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