Does Heroku support domain masking?


I have setup domain masking with my DNS provider, but the website doesn't load.


Domain masking is a technique that some DNS providers offer that hides the real address of the website being access. E.g., Using domain masking, when browsing to, the DNS provider creates a page that, using HTML Framesets, frames your application from

  • The user sees pages from your application, but by using the domain to get these pages.
  • Put simply, the real domain, has been masked to make it look like

This is an inherently insecure approach to DNS, and most modern browsers will refuse to show any framed pages from a different domain.

We don't recommend using domain masking for this reason. Instead, we recommend setting up your DNS to use a CNAME for your domain. You can read more about this here: Custom Domain Names for Apps

Ask on Stack Overflow

Engage with a community of passionate experts to get the answers you need

Ask on Stack Overflow

Heroku Support

Create a support ticket and our support experts will get back to you

Contact Heroku Support