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Add a CNAME record

Edit a CNAME, or alias, record in your DNS zone file in your GoDaddy account. CNAME records use a domain prefix, such as blog.mycoolnewbusiness.com to point to another domain name, or URL.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
    select domain
  3. Select Manage DNS under Additional Settings.
  4. Select Edit next to the CNAME record you're editing.
  5. Edit the details for your CNAME record:
    • Name: 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 63 characters or be the @ symbol. CNAMEs can't have the same Name/Host as any other record.
    • Value: The URL you are setting as the destination for the host. Type @ to point directly to your root domain name.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
  6. Select Save to complete your changes.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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