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Common Terms

Root Domain: top level domain which is the domain that you have purchased

Naked Domain: a naked domain is the domain without the 'www'

Subdomain: This is an extension of the domain you have purchased


Instructions

A Record

  1. Click Account on the top menu bar.
  2. Select Domain List from the side bar
  3. Locate the domain you wish to add and click Manage
  4. Select Advanced DNS
  5. In the Host Records section (should be the second section), click Add Record
  6. Complete the fields:
    • Select A Record for Type
    • Host: enter "@" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Value: enter 76.76.21.21
  7. Click the tick on the right hand side of the row to save the record

CNAME

  1. Click Account on the top menu bar.
  2. Select Domain List from the side bar
  3. Locate the domain you wish to add and click Manage
  4. Select Advanced DNS
  5. In the Host Records section (should be the second section), click Add Record
  6. Complete the fields:
    • Select CNAME from the drop down menu
    • Host: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter www.blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Value: enter cname.vercel-dns.com
  7. Click the tick on the right hand side of the row to save the record

Examples

Example configuration for a root domain

TypeHostValue
A@76.76.21.21
CNAMEwwwcname.vercel-dns.com

Example configuration for subdomain

TypeHostValue
Ablog76.76.21.21
CNAMEwww.blogcname.vercel-dns.com

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