A CNAME record, or Canonical Name record, is a type of alias used by the Domain Name System (DNS). Among other things, a CNAME record can be used to make a subdomain an alias of an external website
In order to setup a Vanity URL in Operate (learn more) you will need to configure a CNAME that points to the correct URL. This guide will take you through the steps required to configure your DNS record for the vanity domain as a CNAME.
Configuring your DNS record for the vanity domain as a CNAME
- Sign in to your DNS hosting provider Control Panel. This may be the registrar of your domain, if you haven’t changed it.
- Look for the option to change DNS records.
- Locate the CNAME records for your domain.
- Do one of the following:
- If you don't have a CNAME record for your subdomain yet, look for an option to Add a new record.
- If you already have a CNAME record for your subdomain, look for an option to Edit the record.
- Point the CNAME record from your subdomain (eg. “my”) to the address displayed on step 5 on your Member Portal