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Configuring CNAME Settings

The following article applies to Global Delivery Network project types. 

Use one of the following procedures to configure CNAME settings for your domain.


  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account for your domain at www.godaddy.com by clicking the My Account tab.
  2. Under the Domains header, to the right of your domain name, click (Advanced Details).
  3. Under the DNS Manager header, click Launch.
  4. In the CNAME (Alias) section, click Quick Add.
  5. In the Host field, enter the language code for your sites; for example: cn, fr, es.
  6. In the Points to field, copy and paste the unique domain address
  7. Leave the TTL drop-down as the default selection.
  8. At the top or the bottom of the page, click Save Zone File.
  9. Click OK.


  1. Login to the Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password at: http://admin.1and1.com
  2. From the Basic Settings section, select Domains.
  3. Check the box next to the domain or subdomain and click DNS above the list of domains.
  4. Next to Name Server Settings, click Edit.
  5. Select the CNAME option and enter the CNAME address in the Alias text box.
    This will be the URL to your language site, for example: cn.mysite.com or fr.mysite.com.
  6. Check the box to acknowledge that you are aware all current DNS settings will be disabled by using a CNAME instead.
  7. Click OK.
    A confirmation page indicates that the settings are saved and updating.

You can create CNAME records from the Advanced DNS Settings area of your Yahoo Domain Control Panel.
To access the Domain Control Panel:

  1. Sign in to your Business Control Panel.
    (If you have not yet signed in with your Yahoo! ID and password, you'll be prompted to do so here.)
  2. Once signed in, on the Manage My Services page, you will see modules for each of your domain names.
  3. Select the Domain Control Panel link that corresponds to the domain whose record you wish to edit.

To create a CNAME record:

  1. Click the Manage Advanced DNS Settings link.
  2. Click Add Record.
  3. Enter the host name you wish to use.
    (For example, if you wish to create a CNAME record called cn.yourdomain.com then you would enter "cn" as the host name.)
  4. In the Destination field, enter the URL to which you wish to direct the CNAME record.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Confirm your choice by clicking Submit again.
    You'll return to the Advanced DNS Settings page, and your new CNAME record will appear in the A and CNAME records list.


  1. Login to your Register.com account.
  2. Click the domain name link to access your Domain Management page.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the Advanced Technical Settings.
  4. Click on the Edit Domain Alias (CNAME) to edit any desired aliases.
  5. Setup the aliases in the fields provided. If you require more than two aliases, please use the Add more domain aliases link.
  6. Enter the CNAME addresses like
    cn.yourdomain.com  points to your Smartling CNAME
  7. Press the Continue button to review your changes.
    Congratulations!  Your DNS record is now setup.

Network Solutions

  1. Follow instructions for accessing DNS Manager Advanced Tools to view the DNS Manager Settings page.
  2. On the DNS Manager Settings page, in the Host Aliases CNAME Records section, click Add/Edit.
    Your current CNAME records are listed in editable form, and any Network Solutions service that is associated with the CNAME record is listed under the Other Host text box.
  3. To add/edit CNAME records Enter or edit the alias name in the Alias text box. 
    This will be the language code of your site: cn, es, fr, it, etc.
  4. Select Other Host and enter your Smartling CNAME in the text field.
  5. Click Continue.
    Review the list of requested changes.
  6. Click Continue.


  1. On My Websites, select your site.
  2. In the drop down on the My Web sites page, select DNS settings.
  3. On the DNS Settings page, select Add a record.
  4. In the Add a record entry form, in the first drop down, select CNAME.
  5. In the first text box, enter the language domain you want to use for your site.
  6. In the second text box, enter: SMARTLING CNAME CODE
  7. Press Save.
    Your new CNAME record for Smartling at Cloudflare has been added.

While your changes will appear in the name servers within minutes, please be aware that it can take up to 72 hours for new records to propagate to all name servers on the Internet. Depending on your host, this can happen faster.

If you have trouble adding your CNAME record, contact your domain host directly for further assistance.

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