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What is a CNAME record?

A CNAME record is a DNS entry that creates an alias for another domain name. This means it points one domain to another, while both lead to the same IP address. For example, setting up a CNAME for 'www.example.com' to point to 'example.com' means both URLs end up at the same location.

To illustrate, you could create a CNAME record for 'www.example.com' to point to 'example.com,' making them resolve to the same IP address.

Like other DNS records, CNAME records would need to be added at the company that manages your DNS. If you are using Directnic default Nameservers, you can add CNAME records using your DNS Manager:

  1. Log in to your Directnic account
  2. Click on your domain name to get to the Domain Profile Page
  3. Click on the green Manage button beside DNS
  4. Select CNAME from the menu to the left, then enter your CNAME data.

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