How to Update CNAME Aliases - Canonical Name - DNS Management
What is a CNAME Alias?
CNAME (Canonical Name) is a hostname that points to another hostname. Domain owners typically use it to point one domain or subdomain to another domain name (normal subdomains can only point to a directory within your hosting account).
How To Update CNAME?
- Log in to your Domains Dashboard.
- Select the domain you wish to update the CNAME record.
- Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
- On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab.
- On the DNS Records tab, click the blue + button icon that says Add DNS Record.
- Enter the details for your CNAME record:
- Host Name: In the name field, enter the prefix of your serving domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your serving domain is www.example.com, enter just 'www' there.
- Content: This record allows you to use an alternative subdomain.
- TTL: This record determine how long the server should cache content.
- Priority: Priority number is used to indicate which of the servers listed should attempt to use first, but you may leave this blank instead.