Excellent suggestion. However, I already did that just before posting. The DNS entries listed in mu OP were a result of me deleting and re-adding the domain name.

 

I ended up ringing tech support and they were very helpful. We determined that the redirect was occurring due to entries in the wordpress mysql database and it's "functionality" of forcing a redirect based on absolute URLs.

 

So for now, this issue is solved. I might just delete this thread.

 

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