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Change a CNAME Record

A CNAME (Alias) record points to an A (Host) record. You can create multiple CNAME records and point them to an A record. The most common CNAME records are the subdomains www and ftp.

CNAME records make your DNS data easier to manage. If you change the IP address of an A record, all CNAME records pointed to that A record automatically follow the new IP address. The alternative solution, multiple A records, is not as simple as using CNAME records.

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

How you now access the DNS manager will depend on the view of your account:

If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Manage DNS.
  2. On the Records list, next to CNAME, click the Click pencil icon on existing MX records (pencil icon) and make any necessary changes.
  3. Click Save when finished.

List View

In List View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Click on the domain name you want to use.
  2. Select the DNS Zone File tab.
  3. Click Edit:
  4. On the Records list, next to CNAME, click the Click pencil icon on existing MX records (pencil icon) and make any necessary changes.
  5. Click Save when finished.

Domains registered at another company

  1. From the top menu, click the DNS tab, and select Manage Zones.
  2. Enter the domain name you want to use and click Search.
  3. On the Records list, next to CNAME, click the Click pencil icon on existing MX records (pencil icon) and make any necessary changes.
  4. Click Save when finished.

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