How and where can I enter a CNAME entry?

What is a CNAME record?

A CNAME record or CNAME resource record (CNAME RR) can be used in DNS to pass a name to another name without specifying an IP address.

Through your dd24 configuration interface CNAME records can only be created for subdomains (such as www.).

Enter CNAME

To add a CNAME to a subdomain, please proceed as follows:

- please log in to your account

- click under Domains My domains directly on the name of the domain to be configured

  1. Domains

  2. My domains

  3. Select domain name

My Domains zoom
  1. Domains

  2. My domains

  3. Select domain name

In the DNS settings, please click on "Edit" in the line of the subdomain which has to be edited.

If the desired subdomain does not exist, you have to create it.

  1. Subdomain

  2. Edit

Subdomain Overview
  1. Subdomain

  2. Edit

Create CNAME

In the follwing dialog box, please proceed as follows:

  1. In the section "CNAME"

  2. please check the box for CNAME (please pay attention to the instructions)

  3. only then will the text field for entering the CNAME become visible.

    Please enter the desired CNAME.

  4. If the CNAME has been stored, please save the configuration.

  1. CNAME

    cname section

  2. Activate CNAME

    tick the checkbox

  3. Enter CNAME

    enter your cname

  4. Save changes

CNAME Settings
  1. CNAME

    cname section

  2. Activate CNAME

    tick the checkbox

  3. Enter CNAME

    enter your cname

  4. Save changes

Further information

A host name must be specified as CNAME.

There is only a check of the syntax. The functionality of CNAME forwarding, however, is not tested in the syntactic check.

What is a CNAME record?

CNAME records can be used to forward DNS requests to a different name without specifying an IP address.

In case you are using our (default) name servers with your domain a CNAME record can be created (exclusively for subdomains such as for www.).

How to configure a CNAME

Please click on DOMAINS All Domains.

Domains overview

Click on the domain

Then click on the domain you want to configure.

Choose domain

Create or select subdomain

Through the pull-down menu at the top right you can create a new subdomain or - if it exists already - select one.

Choose Subomainzoom

CNAME Settings

As soon as you have created or selected a subdomain, new settings are available such as the item CNAME Settings.

Please enter your CNAME in the line provided and click on Verify changes.

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Save changes

If the check was successful please click on Save changes to save your CNAME entry.

Verify changeszoom

Please note

  • The CNAME entry must be specified as a valid hostname.
  • There is merely a syntax check. The functionality of the CNAME forwarding is not tested.

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