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Enter a CNAME Record for Your Domain

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The following steps will teach you how to enter a CNAME Record for your domain or subdomain.

CNAMEs can only be set for domains that are registered with 1&1. It is recommended that you read the Explanation of CNAMEs first.

If using a CNAME, all DNS settings configured through the 1&1 Control Panel will be discarded. A CNAME can be thought of as a kind of pointer for DNS. Instead of specifying DNS settings for a domain in the Control Panel, using a CNAME indicates that the DNS settings for the domain should be exactly the same as the DNS settings for the CNAME address.

Step 1
Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password.

If you have only one package, you will land on the Administration page. If you have more than one package, select the package in question to reach its Administration page.

Package overview
Package overview

Step 2
Click the Domain Center link from the Domains panel.
Domains > Domain Center
Domains > Domain Center

Step 3
Check the box next to the domain or subdomain to select it. Then click the DNS button and select Edit DNS Settings. The check box is to the left of the domain name
The check box is to the left of the domain name
Step 4
Select the CNAME option.

Enter the CNAME address in the Alias text box (The CNAME cannot exceed 38 characters).

Check the box to acknowledge that you are aware all current DNS settings will be disabled by using a CNAME instead.

Click the Save button to continue.

The Save button is to the right of the Reset button
The Save button is to the right of the Reset button
Step 5
A confirmation page is displayed that the settings have been saved and are updating.

Please note that all DNS changes (such as a CNAME) may take 24-48 hours until the changes are recognized by all servers/computers on the Internet.

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