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Hatchbox: How do I point a Godaddy Domain to a wildcard sub-domain?

Servers • Asked by Arjun Rajkumar

I run my app on Hatchbox, and have successfully created subdomains for each user.
How do I point user 2's own website ( to

This is what I did:

1) On Godaddy DNS settings under account, I added a CNAME with name 'community' and value ''
So I thought when I visit '' it should display ''.
But, instead it is displaying

Is there something I should add to the NGINX file on Hatchbox - saying '' and '' are connected.

I remember when I was using Heroku - I had to add the domains on Heroku also. Just wondering how to fix this.

Any advice will be really helpful!



Solved. Got help from Chris via email.

If anyone is stuck on this --
A CNAME just tells your browser which server to talk to. You'll have to write the code in Rails to check the domain to see if it's yours or a customer's in addition to checking the subdomain. You'll want to check the domain first, if it's a customers' look up their account. If it's yours, look at the subdomain, then lookup the account.

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