What is CNAME Record?

The CNAME record is also known as canonical name record. It is used for specifying that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the “canonical” domain. The CNAME Record is used only for subdomains. You can't add any other records for given hostname, if this hostname has a CNAME Record. Also, it's not possible to create CNAME record if there are any other records for this hostname.

The CNAME record has the following look in your ClouDNS Control Panel:

Host: Type: Points to: TTL
example.hostname.com CNAME example2.hostname.com 1 Hour


How to add CNAME record?

Go to your Control Panel and click on “Add new record”. Type, as follow:

TTL: 1 Hour
Host: example
Points to: example2.hostname.com

How to add a CNAME record - Step by Step video:

Support of CNAME records

ClouDNS provides full support for CNAME records for all our dns services including:

How to start managing CNAME records for your domain name?

  1. Open free trial account from here - free forever
  2. Verify your e-mail address
  3. Log into your control panel
  4. Create new Master DNS from the [add new] button - read more here
  5. Add the CNAME record(s) you need as it is described in this article

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