Add a CNAME to a DNS record

A DNS CNAME (or canonical name) record specifies that a domain is an alias for another domain. Most DNS providers offer detailed instructions on the process of creating CNAME entries.

How to

To add CNAME(s) to your DNS record the following steps should work with most providers:

  1. Log in to your DNS provider account for the domains you want to redirect.

  2. Find the page to update or edit your domain's DNS records.

    This might be called, e.g., DNS Management or Name Server Management.

  3. Locate the entry for your domain.

    • If there is an A record currently, change it to a CNAME record.
    • If there is currently a CNAME record, change the target to the Akamai provided value.
  4. Save the changes and wait for them to take effect.

CNAME record example:

Host/Name/AliasTime to Live (TTL)Record TypeValue/Answer/Destination