Adding CNAME records in your DNS host provider

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Depending on the host provider where your domain is hosted, follow these steps to add CNAME records to your DNS host provider. Below are some of the examples for the same.


To add a CNAME record in GoDaddy DNS host, follow these steps.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center.
  2. Click your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Click Manage DNS to access your zone file.
  4. Click Add to add a new record.
  5. Select CNAME from the Type menu options.
  6. Enter the following details for your new CNAME record.
    • Name
    • Value
    • TTL
  7. Select Add Record to save your new CNAME record.

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

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To add a CNAME record in Bluehost DNS host, follow these steps.

  1. Log into your Bluehost Hosting Account.
  2. Depending on your control panel, follow these steps.
    • Legacy: Click the DNS Zone Editor icon in the Domains section.
    • Rock: Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu, then click the Zone Editor option.
  3. Select the domain you’re modifying from the drop-down box.
  4. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.
  5. In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name.
  6. Leave the TTL field at it is default setting.
  7. Select CNAME, from the drop-down labeled Type.
  8. In the Points To field, enter the address that the record should resolve to.
  9. Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating.
  10. Click the Add Record button to create the record.

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To add a CNAME record in Hostinger DNS host, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to DNS Zone editor under Hosting.
  2. Under Manage DNS records, select type as CNAME. Click Add Record.

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To add a CNAME record in Cloudflare DNS host, follow these steps.

Using the Dashboard:

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard and select an account and domain.
  2. Navigate to DNS.
  3. Click Add record.
  4. Select a record Type.
  5. Complete the required fields, which vary per record. Particularly important fields (for some records) include:
    • Proxy status: For A, AAAA, and CNAME records, decide whether hostname traffic is proxied through Cloudflare.
    • TTL (Time to Live): This field controls how long each record is valid and — as a result — how long it takes for record updates to reach your end users.
  6. Click Save.

Using the API:
To create records with the API, use a POST request.

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Route 53 AWS

To add a CNAME record in Route 53 DNS host, follow these steps.

    1. Log in and navigate to Amazon Route 53 via Amazon Web Services (AWS).
    2. Once logged in, click the hamburger menu icon on the left-hand side, and menu options will appear.
    3. Select Hosted zones from the left-hand side menu option.
    4. Select the domain name that you’d like to update with a CNAME record.
    5. From the Hosted zone details page of your custom domain, you will see info relating to the domain and any existing records.
    6. Click the orange Create record button and enter the following details.

    • Record name
    • Record type
    • Value
    • TTL (Time to live)
  1. After entering these changes, click the Click records button in the bottom-right corner to save the changes.
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If your domain host provider is not listed above, please refer to their respective help documentation for the steps to add the CNAME records.

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