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How to create a CNAME record

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.

Please Note: CNAME records will supersede an A record. For example, if you have a CNAME and an A record for – the CNAME will resolve and the A record will not.

How to create a CNAME record:

  1. Log in to your LCN account.
  2. Click Domains and select Manage next to the domain.
  3. Click Edit DNS Settings.
  4. Under the CNAME section, click Add A CNAME Record.
  5. In the Alias field enter the text you want before your domain. E.g. Entering www will create an alias for the full hostname (
  6. Please Note: The alias field can’t be blank.

  7. In the Hostname field enter the address of the domain you want to point to e.g.
  8. Click Add CNAME Record and allow up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect, however, this can be longer. For more information on DNS and Nameserver propagation see our guide here.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully created your CNAME record.

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