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Create a subdomain

You can create a subdomain record in your DNS zone file for a domain registered with GoDaddy. Subdomains are a type of domain prefix, such as blog.yoursite.com, that uses an A record to point to an IP address. To add a subdomain that points to a domain name, you'll need to add a CNAME.

You can watch a short animation of this task farther down the page.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select your domain name from the list to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. Below the Records section, select Add.
  5. Select A from the Type drop-down menu.
  6. Complete the required fields:
    • Host: The host name, or prefix, for the subdomain. For example, enter blog to create a subdomain for blog.yoursite.com.
    • Points to: The IP address you are setting as the destination for the host. This is usually the IP address of a hosting account where the site for your subdomain lives.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The TTL is set to 1 hour by default.
  7. Select Save to save your record.

All DNS changes can take 24 - 48 hours to fully update across global networks.

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  • If you need to edit DNS for a domain not registered with GoDaddy, you can manage DNS hosting.

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