Title: How do I create a CNAME record?
In this video we’ll show you how to set up a CNAME record for your domain name.
Ok, so a CNAME record lets you assign a domain or sub-domain to another domain name that you own, or a website that you may have with a 3rd party provider.
It’s also a useful alternative to web forwarding, as it allows you to point one domain name to another.
In order to create your CNAME record, you will need to make sure that your name servers are pointing to 123-reg.
To do this, have a look in your 123-reg control panel and select the domain name that you own and then click on manage.
Click on change nameservers and just here you will see your nameservers.
If they look like this, then they are set to 123-reg.
If you see anything else in these boxes then you will need to click this button.
Please note that these changes can take up to 24-48 hours to propagate.
If your domain name is pointing to a 3rd party hosting provider, changing your nameservers can cause interruption with your website.
For more information on changing your nameservers, check out this support video and FAQ.
Let’s begin creating your cname record.
So first you’ll need to be logged into your 123-reg control panel.
Scroll down to the domain name section and select your domain name using the drop-down menu.
Now click on the manage button.
In the Advanced domain settings menu, click on manage DNS.
Click on the Advanced DNS tab.
Here is where you can create a CNAME record.
Using this drop-down menu here, select CNAME.
In the hostname field enter www
And in the Destination CNAME field you will need to enter the record where the domain name will point to.
Once you’ve entered in this information, click on add and this will save your entry.
Well that’s it; you’ve seen how easy it is to create a CNAME record using your 123-reg control panel.
Remember, if you need to edit your CNAME record at any time, just click on the pencil icon next to the record and then click on the tick once you’re finished.