Video: How to create a CNAME record

In this how-to, you’ll learn how to create a CNAME record for the domain name in your Namecheap account.

We recommend setting up a CNAME record for subdomains only, like ‘’ or just ‘’. Setting up a CNAME for your bare domain ( may result in email service misconfiguration.

Use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as a target, you can find more details here: Otherwise, it won't work.

Make sure there are no other host records (CNAME, A and so on) for the same Host. It won't work well if there is a conflict.

Please keep in mind that we've recently switched domain privacy protection service providers from WhoisGuard to Withheld for Privacy. You can find more details on the matter in this blog post.

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