How to Setup CNAME Record on your Domain

CNAME (Canonical Name) records specify that a domain name is an alias of another "canonical" domain name. It can be used in different ways.

For example: It can be used to point multiple CNAMEs to one A Record (IP) allowing easy management. Or you can also point a domain or subdomain to some external domain (like in Blogger integration). You can Add/Update CNAME Records for your domain name from the free DNS management panel available with DomainKing.NG.

To Add or Update the CNAME Records of your domain, you need to do the following:

1). Login to DomainKing Client panel.

2). In your client area click on "My Domains" from the top menu bar.

Go to My Domains in DomainKing.NG client panel

3). Click on the "Manage Domain" icon next to the domain for which you want to update the CNAME settings.

Click on Manage Domains icon in DomainKing.NG client panel

4). Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the "Management Tools" section and click on "DKNG DNS & Email Panel(Beta)" i.e. the Green Button..

Domain DNS Management Panel

5). Click on "Manage DNS Records".

Click Manage DNS Records

6). Click on "Continue to DNS Panel"and wait while it will redirect you to next page.

Continue to DNS Panel

7). Now you are inside the DKNG DNS Management Panel. Click on the "CNAMEs Records" button in navigation bar.

Manage CNAME Records

8). To add a new CNAME click on "Add CNAME Record".

Add New CNAME Records

9). There you need to enter the following details:

Host Name: In this field type "www" or any other subdomain that you want to point. For example: If you want to point then you need to enter "abc".

Value: Enter the destination to which you want to point your host name. For example: If you want to point to then in Value you need to enter "xyz" in this filed.

Note: You will see 2 check boxes ahead of this field. Select the 2nd checkbox if you want to point your domain to some external domain other than your own domain. For example when you want to point to, you need to select the Second checkbox.

TTL: Leave this field as it is.

Add CNAME Records in DNS Panel

10). Please check your records once again and click on "Add Record" button.

Congratulations! Your CNAME has now been added. Please wait for few hours for the DNS settings to propagate over the internet & work properly.