Add a CNAME record
Add a CNAME (alias) record to your DNS zone file in your GoDaddy account. CNAME records use a domain prefix, such as blog to point your domain to another domain name, or URL. To add a domain prefix that points to an IP address, add a subdomain instead.
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- Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
- Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
- Select Add under the records table.
- Under Type, select CNAME.
- Enter the details for your CNAME record:
- Host: The host name, or prefix, the CNAME record will be set to. You can include a period (.) but not as the first or last character. Consecutive periods (...) are not allowed, and the host cannot exceed 25 characters or be the @ symbol. You can't use a host that's already assigned to an existing A record, TXT record or MX record.
- Points to: The URL you are setting as the destination for the host. Type @ to point directly to your root domain name.
- TTL: Determine how long the server should cache information.
Note: The most common CNAME host is www, with the @ symbol entered for the Points to field. This will make www.coolexample.com load to the same webpage as the root domain, coolexample.com.
- Select Save to save your new CNAME.
Please allow up to 48 hours for your changes to take full effect globally.
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- Edit an existing CNAME record to change any details.
- Or, delete a CNAME record if it's no longer needed.