All domain names have DNS records that can be changed. One such record is the canonical name record. A canonical name (CNAME) is a record in the domain name system (DNS) database that associates an alias name with a canonical or host name.
A customer with an account at Namecheap, a domain name registrar, can adjust CNAME settings that will allow subdomains to be resolved to a primary domain name or IP address.
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Things you need
- Domain name alias
Log-in to your Namecheap account.
Point your cursor over the "My Account" button and select the "Manage Domains" link that appears in the drop-down menu.
Click on the domain name you want to change.
Click the "All Host Records" link under the menu on the left side of the "Modify Domain" page.
Enter the alias name (subdomain name) in the IP Address/URL box to the right of "www".
Select "CNAME (Alias)" in the Record Type drop-down menu.
Click the "Save Changes" button.
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