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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Create a CNAME record

Each hosting service has a slightly different way to create CNAME records. When in doubt, check with the particular company you're using for additional instructions.

GoDaddy.com
  1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com.
  2. Open the Domains tab.
  3. Select My Domain Names. You'll be directed to the Domain Manager page.
  4. Click the domain that you'd like to use with your blog.
  5. At the bottom of the "Total DNS" section, click Total DNS Control and MX Records.
  6. In the box labeled "CNAMES," click Add New CNAME Record. If you've already created a CNAME record for your blog's address, click the pencil icon next to the existing CNAME record.
  7. In the "Name" section, enter your subdomain. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your address, enter www.
  8. In the "Host name" section, enter <YOUR DOMAIN>.ghs.googlehosted.com. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your address, enterwww.mydomain.com.ghs.googlehosted.com.
  9. Click OK.
  10. In the box labeled "CNAMES," click Add New CNAME Record again.
  11. In the "Name" section, enter the short security token.
  12. In the "Host name" section, Enter the long security token. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.
  13. Click OK > OK.

Other hosting services

  1. Log in to your account on your hosting service's website.
  2. Go to the DNS management page.
  3. Since CNAME records are special Domain Name Service (DNS) records, they may be in sections like "DNS Management" or "Name Server Management." It's possible that you will have to turn on advanced settings to create a CNAME record.
  4. Delete existing CNAME entries for the address you want to use with your blog.
  5. Before entering a new CNAME record to point to Google, delete any existing entries for the same alias. If you plan to transfer an existing web address to Blogger, you may want to copy any content currently at that address elsewhere first.
  6. Use the information in the following table when you create your CNAME record.
  7. If your service requires you to enter server information directly into the DNS tables, the entry below needs to have a type CNAME associated with them.
Host Name/Alias: www
This is the part of your website's address that you designated. For example, if www.mydomain.com is your address, enter www.
Value/Destination: <YOUR DOMAIN>.ghs.googlehosted.com
For example, if you chose www.mydomain.com as the address, enterwww.mydomain.com.ghs.googlehosted.com.
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