Add a CNAME record
Edit a CNAME, or alias, record in your DNS zone file in your GoDaddy account. CNAME records use a domain prefix, such as blog.mycoolnewbusiness.com to point to another domain name, or URL.
- Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
- Select Manage DNS under Additional Settings.
- Select Edit next to the CNAME record you're editing.
- Edit the details for your CNAME record:
- Name: The host name or prefix the CNAME record will be set to. You can include a period (.) but not as the first or last character. Consecutive periods (...) are not allowed, and the host cannot exceed 63 characters or be the @ symbol. CNAMEs can't have the same Name/Host as any other record.
- Value: The URL you are setting as the destination for the host. Type @ to point directly to your root domain name.
- TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
- Select Save to complete your changes.
Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.