DNS with multiple domains

The Section platform will only accept requests with a domain name that is explicitly added to an environment. For example, if you add www.example.com to Section as www.example.com but then choose to create a blog.example.com CNAME record pointing at www.example.com.c.section.io., visitors to http://blog.example.com will receive an error page displaying HTTP 409 Conflict.

This is because blog.example.com has not been explicitly associated with a Section environment.In this case you would need to add blog.example.com to a Section environment and then create a blog.example.com.c.section.io CNAME record for blog.example.com in your DNS hosting console. The same is true if you register a bare domain record such as example.com. Each domain must be specified in full in order for the request to be accepted by Section.

If you would like your Section application to respond to multiple domains, you can add them on bottom of the the Domains page under Domains. You can also add or delete additional domains via our API by using the following commands:

POST /account/{accountId}/application/{applicationId}/environment/{environmentName}/domain/{hostName}

DELETE /account/{accountId}/application/{applicationId}/environment/{environmentName}/domain/{hostName}

Please review our HTTPS setup page to ensure all of your domains are properly covered by either our automated HTTPS or your own custom certificates to prevent certificate errors.

Note: Wildcard domains (i.e. *.example.com) can be supported, please contact Section support to set this up.

If the additional domain names should redirect to the canonical domain name to improve search engine ranking, this can be achieved with a basic Varnish Cache configuration, for example:

vcl 4.0;

sub vcl_recv {
  return (synth(700, ""));
}

sub vcl_synth {
    if (resp.status == 700) {
        set resp.status = 302; # or 301 if preferred
        set resp.http.Location = "https://canonical-domain.example.com" + req.url;
        return(deliver);
    }
}