A huge storm rolled across the eastern United States last night, topping trees and knocking out power. Amazon Web Services (AWS) had one of their primary data centers in Virginia lose power. While data centers typically have backup generators for when they lose power from the grid, it appears something
*Note: this post is depricated. While it worked for a while, AppEngine made a change on their side that caused it to break. Rather than playing wack-a-mole with a brittle solution, we decided to create something that would work for the long term and across a wider range or services.
CloudFlare now supports CNAME Flattening, which is a better solution to this same problem. Read more in our knowledge base about RFC-compliant support for CNAME at the root. One of the challenges of using a service like Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud (EC2) is you need to point your