A CNAME or Canonical name records are used to map or point one hostname to another. CNAMEs are commonly used to point a .uk domain name to a .com domain name; allowing you to display the same website on both domains.
How to create a CNAME record:
- Log in to your LCN account.
- Click Domains and select Manage next to the domain.
- Click Edit DNS Settings.
- Under the CNAME section, click Add A CNAME Record.
- In the Alias field enter the text you want before your domain. E.g. Entering www will create an alias for the full hostname (www.yourdomain.com).
- In the Hostname field enter the address of the domain you want to point to e.g. www.domain.co.uk.
- Click Add CNAME Record and allow up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect.
Please note: The alias field can't be blank.
That’s it! You’ve now successfully created your CNAME record.