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Adding CNAME Records

How to add an CNAME record to your domain name.

Please note: Before proceeding you will need to ensure you have created a DNS zone.

  1. Log in to your purely.website account.
  2. Using the top menu sub menu, click Domains.
  3. In the left side menu, click Manage DNS.
  4. Find the domain you wish to update/create the A record for.
  5. Click on the edit icon next to your domains DNS zone.
  6. Click the Add Record button.
  7. Set Type to CNAME
    Name: The alias you give to the real host name
    TTL: Set how many seconds will elapse before the record is refreshed in the DNS cache
    RDATA: The real name of the host you create an alias to. This must be an official host name. It cannot be an alias. A CNAME-record should always point to an A-record to avoid circular references.
  8. Click the Confirm button.

That’s it. You’ve now created an CNAME record. Please note any DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to apply.

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