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CNAME Lookup

Check if your domain's CNAME is pointing to the correct website

What is a CNAME?

A CNAME is a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that acts like a nickname for a website. It allows you to point one web address to another, so when someone visits the first address, they are seamlessly directed to the second one.

How do I set up a CNAME record for my domain?

To set up a CNAME record, you need to log in to the account with the service provider you used to purchase your domain name. For the most popular domain registrars, you can use the following steps:

Set up a CNAME using Google Domains

  1. Click 'Manage' next to your domain
  2. On the left side panel, select 'DNS'
  3. Under 'Custom resource records', choose 'Add a new record'
  4. Type your-cname-prefix in the left-side box
  5. Choose 'CNAME' from the dropdown menu
  6. Leave the next box as default or enter 5m
  7. In the following box, type your.destination.domain
  8. Click 'Add' to save the new CNAME entry to your list

Set up a CNAME using GoDaddy

  1. In your 'Domain Portfolio', click the three dots next to your domain and choose 'Edit DNS'
  2. Click 'Add New Record'
  3. Choose 'CNAME' from the 'Type' menu
  4. Enter your-cname-prefix as the hostname/prefix
  5. Input your.destination.domain in the value box
  6. Keep TTL as default (1 hour) or set your preferred timing
  7. Click 'Save' to add the new record

Set up a CNAME using Fasthosts

  1. Select 'Domain Names' from the main menu on the left
  2. Click your domain in the list
  3. Choose 'Configure Advanced DNS'
  4. Scroll down and select 'Add CNAME Record'
  5. Set the Host Name to your-cname-prefix
  6. Set 'Points To' to your.destination.domain
  7. Click 'Save'

Set up a CNAME using Namecheap

  1. Select 'Domain List' from the left menu
  2. Click 'Manage' on the domain for adding a subdomain
  3. Go to 'Advanced DNS' and click 'Add New Record'
  4. Choose 'CNAME Record' from the Type dropdown
  5. Add your-cname-prefix as the Host
  6. Enter your.destination.domain as the Value
  7. Keep TTL default and click 'Save All Changes'

Set up a CNAME using 123Reg

  1. Select 'Domain Names', then click 'Manage'
  2. Scroll down to 'Advanced domain settings' and click 'Manage DNS'
  3. Go to the 'Advanced DNS' tab
  4. In the 'Type' dropdown, select 'CNAME'
  5. In the 'Hostname' field, add your-cname-prefix
  6. In the 'Destination CNAME' field, add your.destination.domain
  7. Click the 'Add' button

Set up a CNAME using IONOS by 1&1

  1. Go to the 'Domains & SSL' section in your control panel
  2. Next to your domain, click the gear icon and choose 'Manage Subdomains'
  3. Click 'Add Record' and select 'CNAME'
  4. Enter your-cname-prefix in the 'Hostname' field
  5. In the 'Point to' field, enter your.destination.domain
  6. Keep TTL default or set your preferred time
  7. Click 'Save'

Set up a CNAME using Squarespace

  1. Click the 'Domain name' you want to configure
  2. Open 'DNS Settings'
  3. Scroll down to 'Custom Records'
  4. Click 'Add record'
  5. In the 'Type' drop-down menu, select 'CNAME'
  6. In the 'Host' field, enter your-cname-prefix
  7. In the 'Data' field, enter your.destination.domain
  8. Click 'Save' to add the record

How does Orca Scan use CNAME records?

Orca Scan uses CNAME records to allow users to custom brand the Orca Scan application(s):

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