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How to Update CNAME Aliases - Canonical Name - DNS Management

What is a CNAME Alias?

It is a hostname that points to another hostname (info.your-domain.net to info.your-domain.com). Domain owners typically use it to point a subdomain to another domain or subdomain (normal subdomains can only point to a directory within your hosting account).

For example, to create a subdomain address store.example.com, you need to add a CNAME record that points store to store.anotherhosting.com. Your domain host records will be something like this:

Type Name Content
CNAME store store.anotherhosting.com

**There is no need to modify the TTL and Priority fields.

How To Update CNAME Aliases?

  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard

    Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. The Domains Dashboard has two views, the Card and List view. You can switch between the two by clicking on the view icons at the top right corner. 
    Card and List view
    • In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the CNAME records. 
      Card View, click Manage
    • In List View, click on the cog icon. 
      List view, click the cog icon
  3. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    DNS & Nameservers Tab
  4. On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab. 
    DNS Records Tab
  5. Add a new CNAME Record by clicking the blue + button.
    Add a New Record
  6. In the window that appears, select the DNS record type from the dropdown list.
  7. Type in the DNS record value.
  8. Then click on the Add DNS button.
    Add new DNS record window
  9. Or, choose a CNAME record from the list to edit, click the three dots on the record you wish to edit or delete.
    three-dotted option
  10. Make your revisions and Click on Update DNS.
    Edit DNS records window
Usually, CNAME Records are provided by 3rd party company to point to their hostname. Note that DNS record changes may take 24-48 hours to take effect.