Documentation DNS CNAME Record

CNAME Record


This document describes how to add a CNAME record. If you want to point a domain name to another one which provides an IP address, you need to add a CNAME record. Typical use cases of CNAME include CDN and enterprise email.


  1. Log in to the DNSPod Console.
  2. In "My Domains", click the domain for which to add a CNAME record to enter its Record Management page as shown below:
  3. Click Add Records and enter the following record information as shown below:
  • Host: enter a subdomain. For example, when adding a record for www.dnspod.com, you can simply select "www" in the "Host" field. If you only want to add a record for dnspod.com, select "@" in the "Host" field. As an "@" CNAME record will affect the normal resolution of MX records, please add it with caution.
  • Type: select "CNAME".
  • Split Zone: select "Default"; otherwise, the domain may not be resolvable for certain users.
    For example, if you want to point China Unicom users to 2.com and all other users to 1.com, then you can implement this by adding two CNAME records, one with the split zone "Default" and record value 1.com, and the other with the split zone "China Unicom" and record value 2.com.
  • Value: you can only enter a domain name to which the CNAME record points.
  • Weight: for a split zone with identical hosts, weights can be set for different record values, and the resolved content will be returned according to the set weight ratio during DNS resolution.
    Enter an integer between 0 and 100.
  • MX: leave it empty.
  • TTL: it is the cache time and 600s by default. The smaller the value, the faster the change to the record will take effect in various regions.
  1. Click Confirm.
Last updated on 2022-04-21 03:31

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