Creating CNAME Zone records

What is a CName record?

CNAME (or Canonical) records are used to resolve to another host name rather than an IP address (as A records do). They may be used when pointing a domain to a service such as Blogger, Tumblr or Gmail, where user accounts are subdomains or directories of the service. These can also be DKIM records.

NameTTLRecord ClassRecord TypeHost

In this example, whenever a request is made for the URL, the CNAME record will direct visitors to Google's Blogger servers at If a Blogger user has setup a blog at Blogger such as but wants to use a custom domain name, they'll need to configure the Blogger servers to accept the name request as well as point the host name to the Blogger servers via the CNAME record.

Changing CNAME records

To modify or create any CNAME records

  1. Login to the Console
  2. Manage the domain you want to make changes to
  3. Click Zone Manager
    Note: If this option is not displayed, please contact Netregistry Technical Support. The Zone Manager page details the domain zone records and allows for changes to A, CNAME, MX, NS, TXT or SRV records
  4. Click 'Add a zone record'
  5. Select CNAME
  6. In the following page, fill in the blank fields:
    1. Name - Type in the subdomain you wish to create a CNAME record Type blog, mail, or www rather than the full host name such as or
    2. TTL - This is the Time to Live, it is best to leave the default setting
    3. Host - The name of the host to point the subdomain to, such as
  7. Click [Add Record]

Note:Standard DNS propagation time of up to two hours may apply. Refreshing the internet browsers cache can help to display the changes if they're not automatically visible after two hours. Press CTRL-F5 (PC) or CMD-R (Mac).

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