How to add a CNAME to your Godaddy hosted domain?

1. Let's log in to your GoDaddy Account and move to "My products".

2. Click the "+" button next to see your registered domains.

3.  If you have only one domain inside, click "Manage" from "My products" window at once. When you find your selected domain from a list (if you have more then only one) click "Manage" it.

4. After choosing a domain click the gear icon and "Manage DNS".

5. Click "Add Record" on the Records zone.

6. Select CNAME (alias) from record "Type" (drop down list).

7. In the "Host" field put the subdomain to which the CNAME applies (for example, you'd enter "test if you're using "test.mylanding.com").
If you're using the root domain, enter "www".

8. In "Points to" field enter "cname.landingi.com".

9. The "TTL" field live without changes.

10. Once you've done click "Save" (in the red bar) to update the changes.

Changes can take up to 48 hours to propagate across the Internet.


Setting up your hosting with GoDaddy if you're using a root domain (www)

If you're using a root domain (like "www.mylanding.com") you might want to set up the naked domain, so that visitors who do not add the "www" will still be directed to your landing pages. To do that, you'll need to set up an A record in GoDaddy:

Make sure you've completed steps 1-9 above (skip to step 6 below if you're already on the Manage DNS page).

1. Let's log in to your GoDaddy Account and move to "My products".

2. Click the "+" button next to see your registered domains.

3.  If you have only one domain inside, click "Manage" from "My products" window at once. When you find your selected domain from a list (if you have more then only one) click "Manage" it.

4. After choosing a domain click the gear icon and "Manage DNS".

5. Click "Add Record" on the Records zone.

6. Select A  from record "Type".

7. In the Host field put a domain to which the A record applies.
Enter here your root domain without the "www" - e.g. "mylanding.com".

8. Then, put 174.129.25.170 for "Points to".

9. The "TTL" field live without changes.

10. Once you've done click "Save" (in the red bar) to update the changes.


If there are any errors when you try to save your zone file, GoDaddy will show a message explaining the errors.
You'll usually see this if you're trying to create a CNAME record for a subdomain (host) that already has an existing A record. More often than not, it's when you try to create a CNAME record for your "www" subdomain.
To fix this up, delete the A Record for your "www" subdomain then create the CNAME record as outlined above.


If you've followed these steps an still experiencing difficulties with your custom domain, take a screenshot of your current DNS setup and contact us at support@landingi.com or via chat.
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