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.
To create a CNAME, please follow these steps:
- Sign in to your Dynadot account.
- Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu.
- Check the box next to the domain name(s) and click on the "Name Servers" icon.
- Click on the "DNS" tab.
- Under the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "Forward" as the type and enter "http://www.yourdomainname.com" as the "Target Host".
- 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.
- Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes.
Your settings should look similar to what is shown here:
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.