A CNAME (canonical name) record is used to quickly create an alias for an existing domain. Only one record with the same name can exist; any other records with the same name will not be processed by the DNS server.
To add this type of record, you need to go to the "Name Servers (NS)" page and click on the gear icon next to the name servers for your domain. On the new page there will be a table with DNS records, click "Change". Now at the very bottom will be the "Add record" button:
What data should be entered in the new record:
- Name: In most cases, enter the name "@". If you want to set up mail for a subdomain, enter its name. For example, for mail "@blog.domain.com" it will be enough to enter the name "blog";
- TTL: record lifetime. The minimum parameter is 3600 seconds, the standard is 14400 seconds. In most cases you do not need to change it;
- Type: here you select type CNAME;
- Host alias: enter the desired domain, be sure to include a dot at the end.
Once you have entered the necessary data, be sure to click "Save".
⚠️ Please note: changes of NS servers and records on them may take 4 to 24 hours to take effect. This is due to the caching of records by Internet service providers - they save all user requests and keep them for a certain period of time.