How to Create CNAME in NameCheap


All domain names have DNS records that can be changed. One such record is the canonical name record. A canonical name (CNAME) is a record in the domain name system (DNS) database that associates an alias name with a canonical or host name.

A customer with an account at Namecheap, a domain name registrar, can adjust CNAME settings that will allow subdomains to be resolved to a primary domain name or IP address.

Things You'll Need

  • Domain name alias
  • Log-in to your Namecheap account.

  • Point your cursor over the "My Account" button and select the "Manage Domains" link that appears in the drop-down menu.

  • Click on the domain name you want to change.

  • Click the "All Host Records" link under the menu on the left side of the "Modify Domain" page.

  • Enter the alias name (subdomain name) in the IP Address/URL box to the right of "www".

  • Select "CNAME (Alias)" in the Record Type drop-down menu.

  • Click the "Save Changes" button.

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