We don't ask for control of your DNS in order to implement Squixa.
We only ask you to make a CNAME record in your DNS which always leaves you with control of your DNS.
To make a CNAME record you will need the www (or similar) subdomain as CNAMEs cannot be set up against the bare domain per the following;
You cannot set a CNAME record for a root domain (e.g.,
example.com) because that would break RFC 1034 section 3.6.2, which states,
If a CNAME RR is present at a node, no other data should be present; this ensures that the data for a canonical name and its aliases cannot be different.
You can’t do this for
example.com will also have NS records to make it work which breaks the rule that no other data should be present.
You can have a CNAME record for
www.example.com because this is not the root domain, and therefore it is easy to have no other data present for it.
To deal with a Bare Domain, you have two options:
1. Move to a DNS provider such as DNS Made Easy
2. Set up a DNS Redirect from the root domain to a subdomain
You can easily set up in your DNS provider, a redirect on the bare domain to the www, which means you don't need to change any marketing material or external links etc and there will be no SEO impact.
You will need to change;
forwarding www.websitename.com to websitename.com
forwarding websitename.com to www.websitename.com