DNS Setup a CNAME with GoDaddy

A CNAME (Alias) record points to an A (Host) record. You can create multiple CNAME records and point them to an A record. The most common CNAME records are the subdomains www and ftp.

CNAME records make your DNS data easier to manage. If you change the IP address of an A record, all CNAME records pointed to that A record automatically follow the new IP address. The alternative solution, multiple A records, is not as simple as using CNAME records.




To Access the Zone File Editor

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • From the Tools menu, select DNS Manager, and then click Edit Zone for the domain name you want to update.
    • Click the domain name you want to update, and, in the DNS Manager section, click Launch.

To Add a CNAME Record

  1. Go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update.
  2. Click Add New Record. The Add DNS Record window displays.
  3. From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias).
  4. Complete the following fields:
    • Enter an Alias Name — The subdomain name for the alias assignment m
    • Points to Host Name — The host name you want the alias to point to lb.site.mobi.
    • TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information 3600
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Save Zone File, and then click OK. The new CNAME record displays in the CNAME (Alias) section.


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