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How to Update CNAME Aliases - Canonical Name - DNS Management

What is a CNAME Alias?

It is a hostname that points to another hostname (info.your-domain.net to info.your-domain.com). Domain owners typically use it to point a subdomain to another domain or subdomain (normal subdomains can only point to a directory within your hosting account).
 

How To Update CNAME Aliases?

  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard

    Domains Tab
  2. In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the CNAME record.
    Card view, Manage
  3. In List View, click on the cog icon. 
    domains dashboard
  4. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    DNS & Nameservers link
  5. On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab. 
    DNS Records tab
  6. Add a new CNAME Record by clicking the blue + button.
    add dns record
  7. In the window that appears, select the DNS record type from the dropdown list.
  8. Type in the DNS record value.
  9. Then click on the Add DNS button.
    Add new DNS record window
  10. Or, choose a CNAME record from the list to edit, click the three dots on the record you wish to edit or delete.
    three-dotted icon
  11. Make your revisions and Click on Update DNS.
    Edit DNS records window