You can change a CNAME, or alias, record in your DNS (Domain Name System) zone file for a domain registered with ITEGY. CNAME records use a domain prefix, such as blog.coolexample.com to point to another domain name, or URL. You can also edit a subdomain that points to an IP address. If your domain is not registered with ITEGY, you can edit a CNAME using DNS hosting.
You can watch a short animation of this task farther down the page.
|Field name||What to enter|
|Host||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. The host cannot exceed 25 characters or be the @ symbol.
|Points to||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|
Note: The most common CNAME host is www, with the @ symbol entered for the Points to field. This will make www.coolexample.com load to the same webpage as the root domain, coolexample.com.
Note: All DNS changes can take 24 - 48 hours to fully update across global networks.