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.).


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



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.


Create CNAME

In the follwing dialog box, please proceed as follows:

  1. CNAME
    In the section "CNAME"

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

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

    Please enter the desired CNAME.

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



Further information

As CNAME value only a valid hostname will be accepted.

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

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