How to Create CNAME in NameCheap

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How to Create CNAME in NameCheap
You can add a CNAME record to your Namecheap domain name. (IT Stock/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Domain name alias

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log-in to your Namecheap account.

  2. 2

    Point your cursor over the "My Account" button and select the "Manage Domains" link that appears in the drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Click on the domain name you want to change.

  4. 4

    Click the "All Host Records" link under the menu on the left side of the "Modify Domain" page.

  5. 5

    Enter the alias name (subdomain name) in the IP Address/URL box to the right of "www".

  6. 6

    Select "CNAME (Alias)" in the Record Type drop-down menu.

  7. 7

    Click the "Save Changes" button.

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