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Creating or Editing CNAME Records

A CNAME is an alias for a host record. With CNAMEs, you can have more than one DNS name for a host record.

CNAME records point back to an A record. If you change the IP address of the A record, all your CNAME records pointed to that record automatically follow the new IP. The alternative solution is to have multiple A records, but that solution is not as simple as using CNAMEs. Using CNAMEs makes your DNS data easier to manage. The most common CNAMEs are subdomains “www” and “ftp”.

To Create or Edit a CNAME Record

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain name you want to update.
  4. In the Total DNS section, click the Total DNS Control hyperlink.
  5. Click Add New CNAME Record or click  for an existing record you want to edit.
  6. Complete the following and then click OK:
    • Enter an Alias Name — The subdomain name for the alias assignment.
    • Points to Host Name — Your domain name.
    • TTL — How long the server should cache the information.

Related Information:

  1. Creating or Editing A Records