Edit 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.
- Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see the Edit DNS option.
- 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. You can't use a host that's already assigned to an existing A record, TXT record or MX 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.
- Add a new CNAME record at any time.
- Or, delete a CNAME if it's no longer needed.
- Create a template to quickly apply DNS records to your domains.
- Keep your domains organized with folders and domain profiles.