[2.0] Creating CNAME Records in Namecheap

[2.0] Creating CNAME Records in Namecheap

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 pretty much 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


  • Sign into your Namecheap account

  • Navigate to the Domain List tab from the left side menu 

  • Click the Manage button next to your domain

  • Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab (where the host record can be added)

Note: Make sure there are no other host records, like CNAME or A records, for the same host. It will not work if there’s a conflict


  • Scroll down a bit and click the Add New Record button

  • From the Type drop-down menu select CNAME Record

  • After that, enter the desired subdomain in the Host field  (e.g. quiz), without the domain itself

  • In the Value field, enter the destination domain, which is domains.bucket.io

  • Click the Save All Changes button to save the record


Please note that for changes to take full effect, you must allow about 30 minutes 


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 NameCheap] + [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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