[2.0] Creating a CNAME Record in HostGator

[2.0] Creating a CNAME Record in HostGator


IMPORTANT:

  • When setting up a CNAME record, you are basically creating a subdomain


Information:


To better understand the concept of subdomains, let’s check the anatomy of this domain: www.wellness.com

  • The “.com” is the top-level domain

  • And the business name “wellness” is the second-level domain

  • The part of a domain that displays before the first dot of the business name is a subdomain, that’s right! The “www” is a subdomain


But you don’t have to use “www” as your subdomain, you can basically use any word or phrase you want to create a unique web address (without having to purchase a new domain) like using the word quiz or survey


  • Subdomains act as an extension of a domain that you already own



Step #1: Access Your Domain Settings


Please note that this effect will only work if HostGator's name servers, or private name servers registered with HostGator IPs are being used.


  • Log in to your HostGator control panel at portal.hostgator.com

  • Look for the Domains section, click Zone Editor

  • Click the CNAME record button 




  • Name: enter the desired subdomain, we suggest the word quiz

  • CNAME: domains.bucket.io

  • Click Save to confirm your record



Please note that for changes to take full effect you must allow about 24 to 48 hours


Step #2: Access your bucket.io account

  • Click My Account from the top-right corner

  • Click Custom Domains from the left-hand menu

  • Click the Add custom domain green button

  • A configuration guideline will pop up, click the Continue button

  • Insert the domain name as [the hostname you put in [Bluehost] + [your domain name], for example: quiz.wellness.com

  •  Click the Create & Verify Domain button

  • It should display as “Verifying”. The verification process could take up to 5 minutes and should change to “Verified” status



Still have questions? Feel free to reach out via support@bucket.io

Mon thru Fri, from 8:00 to 17:00



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