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How to configure CNAME?
1/30/2014 06:13
My website is hosted on and currently my domain name there is I'd like to use my domain which I purchased here, rather than just stealth forwarding.
Here's what they say to do:
1) Your domain must have a CNAME record and point it to Open the domain you want to use in Namecheap. On the left menu, click "All Host Records". For the @ host name, enter "". For the www host name, enter your domain name, prefixed with http://. The example below shows the correct configuration for the domain Click "Save Changes". Your domain will usually begin working within 10 minutes, but it could take up to 24 hours.

Link to their full tutorial

So how do I access the cname record here at dynadot? Thanks
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1/30/2014 17:28
Looks like you almost had it, but the www version of the site was not accounted for. I've added it in for you.
Huge fan of Doge, btw.  ;)

How do I create a CNAME?

A CNAME record is short-hand for Canonical Name record, which allows you to assign a domain or subdomain to another address or hostname. CNAME records should only be used if you can't use an A record.

NOTE: If you already have an A record within the Domain records section, please SKIP step 5!

To create a CNAME, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Dynadot account.
  2. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down.
  3. Check the box next to the domain name(s) and select "DNS Settings" from the "Action" drop-down menu.
  4. On the new page, select the "Dynadot DNS" option from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the "Domain Record (optional)" section at the top, select "Forward" as the record type, choose forward type, and enter "https://www.yourdomainname.ext" as the "Target Host". (NOTE: This is optional and please replace the value based on your own domain name.)
  6. Under the "Subdomain Record (optional)" field, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "CNAME" as the record type and enter the CNAME record given to you.
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Save Settings" button to save your changes.

Please be aware that it might take some time for your changes to propagate.

A CNAME may be necessary for your domain to work with the following: Blogger, Blogspot, TypePad, iweb, MobileMe, zenfolio, ning.

Your settings should look similar to what is shown below:

From Help Section: Account & Domain Management > Domain Settings > How do I create a CNAME?
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