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Can't change CNAME value

Hello,

       i have to change the value @ of CNAME so that it points to my web address, but the thing is that after i change that default @ value to my domain name, it goes back to @.

       i am really new to this stuff and i hope you understand my problem. i have also searched for similar topics but none seem to help.

       Thank you.

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@vytriolynk 

 

Are you trying to forward your domain to another service??

The way DNS / cname work and is generally setup is that you will have an A @ record which is the root of the domain this will point to an IP address

 

Then you will have a cname for www which points to @   or in other words, points to the same IP as the A record

 

Now if let's say you are using a 3rd party service you may point the www to something.domain.com and what I recommend is using the GoDaddy forward and enter www.yourdomain.com

 

So if I type in yourdomain.com it will forward to www.yourdomain.com which is point to something.domain.com 

 

Hope that helps answer your question.

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@vytriolynk 

 

Are you trying to forward your domain to another service??

The way DNS / cname work and is generally setup is that you will have an A @ record which is the root of the domain this will point to an IP address

 

Then you will have a cname for www which points to @   or in other words, points to the same IP as the A record

 

Now if let's say you are using a 3rd party service you may point the www to something.domain.com and what I recommend is using the GoDaddy forward and enter www.yourdomain.com

 

So if I type in yourdomain.com it will forward to www.yourdomain.com which is point to something.domain.com 

 

Hope that helps answer your question.

I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
* Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

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Yes, thank you for the reply, helped me a lot.

 

Have a great day.