How to Setup a CNAME Record on Popular Webhosts

January 26, 2015 Uberflip Customer Success

A CNAME, or Canonical Name, record is an entry within the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies where a user can find your web pages, or any other URL. You'll use this to associate your custom domain with your our system and hence your Hubs and Flipbooks.

When registering your domain you must decide if you want to use a particular subdomain for your Hubs and Flipbooks. For example, instead of www.mydomain.com you could use something like abc.mydomain.com, if you want. Then you'll create a corresponding CNAME record for that subdomain (abc), with a destination of read.uberflip.com  (For Master accounts who manage their own Login Portal,  the destination of the CNAME will be the portal domain) .

Keep in mind that changes to DNS records may take up to 48 hours to take effect across the globe.

Once your URL has been setup correctly with a CNAME record and it is propagating to our system, you will see the following screen, delivered from our system:

Web Host Instructions

Each hosting service has slightly different ways to create CNAME records. Guidelines are provided here for some of the common services. When in doubt, check with the particular company you're using for additional help or instructions as the steps listed here may change.

 

 

GoDaddy.com

(1) Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com;

(2) Go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update;

(3) Click Add New Record. The Add DNS Record window displays;

(4) From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias); and

(5) Complete the following fields:

  • Enter an Alias Name - Enter the subdomain name for the alias assignment. Enter your chosen subdomain here (i.e. hub. or resources.).
  • Points to Host Name - Enter the host name you want the alias to point to. Enter read.uberflip.com here.
  • TTL - Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.

Once done, click OK and then Save Zone File and click OK again. The New CNAME record will display in the CNAME (Alias) section and will update based on the TTL setting you have chosen.

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ix web hosting

(1) Log-in to your account at ix web hosting

(2) Click Manage below the Hosting Account section; 

(3) On the left side, click the domain you'd like to use with your blog; 

(4) Next to DNS Configuration, click EDIT

(5) Click Add DNS CNAME Record; 

(6) Under Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your Custom Domain, just enter www as the entry under Name;

(7) Enter read.uberflip.com under Data; and

(8) Click Submit.

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1and1

(1) Log-in to your account at https://admin.1and1.com;

(2) If it's not already selected, click the Administration tab; 

(3) Click Domains. The Domain Overview page should appear; 

(4) From the New drop down menu, select Create Subdomain (if you've already created a subdomain for your Hub or Flipbooks, please skip to step 6); 

(5) Enter only the subdomain you want to use and click OK. For example, if you chose www.mydomain.com for your Hub or Flipbooks, you should enter just www here); 

(6) Select the checkbox next to the subdomain that you will be using. For example, www.mydomain.com; 

(7) From the DNS menu, select Edit DNS Settings

(8) Click the radio button next to CNAME

(9) Enter read.uberflip.com next to Alias; and

(10) Click OK.

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Network Solutions

(1) Log-in to your account at www.networksolutions.com

(2) In the left navigation bar, open the nsWebAddress (Domains) menu by clicking the + icon; 

(3) Click Manage Domain Names

(4) On the Domain Details page for the domain you're using with your Hub or Flipbooks, select the Designated DNS radio button to the right of Change domain to point to (if you're already configured advanced DNS settings, click Edit next to Advanced DNS Settings). 

(5) Click the Apply Changes button; 

(6) Under the Advanced DNS Manager heading, click Manage Advanced DNS Records

(7) Under the Host Aliases (CNAME Records) heading, click Add/Edit

(8) In the Alias box, enter only the subdomain you want to use and click OK. For example, if you chose www.mydomain.com for your Custom Domain, you should just enter www here); 

(9) Select the radio button to the left of the Other Host box; 

(10) In the Other Host box, enter read.uberflip.com

(11) Click Continue; and 

(12) Review your changes and click Save Changes to create the CNAME Record.

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EveryDNS.net

(1) Log-in to your account at www.EveryDNS.net;

(2) On the left side, click the domain you'd like to use with your Hub or Flipbooks; 

(3) Since EveryDNS.net is your hosting service and not your domain registrar, be sure that your domain points to EveryDNS.net's nameservers. This will allow your CNAME Record configuration to take effect; 

(4) Below Add a Record, you can create your CNAME Record

(5) Next to Fully Qualified Domain Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your Custom Domain, just enter www as the entry next to Fully Qualified Domain Name

(6) Select CNAME as the Record Type

(7) Enter read.uberflip.com as the Record Value; and

(8) Click Add Record.

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Yahoo! Small Business

(1) Log-in to your account at www.smallbusiness.yahoo.com;

(2) Click Domain Control Panel below the domain you'd like to use as part of your Custom Domain; 

(3) Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings

(4) Click Add Record

(5) In the Source field, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you designated www.mydomain.com as the address of your Custom Domain, enter www in the Source field; 

(6) Enter read.uberflip.com in the Destination field; and

(7) Click Submit.

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No-IP

(1) Log-in to your account at No-IP

(2) On the left side, click Host/Redirects

(3) Click Manage underneath Host/Redirects;

(4) Click Add for a new entry or click Modify and skip to step 6 for an existing entry; 

(5) Enter the host name (example: www. from www.mydomain.com) and select your domain name; 

(6) Select DNS Alias CNAME as the host type; and

(7) Enter read.uberflip.com as the Target Host and click Modify.

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DNS Park

(1) Log-in to your account at www.DNSPark.net

(2) On the left side, click DNS Hosting

(3) Click the domain you'd like to use for, or as part of, your Custom Domain; 

(4) Since DNS Park is your hosting service and not your domain registrar, be sure that your domain points to DNS Park's nameservers. This will allow your MX record configuration to take effect; 

(5) Click Alias Records

(6) Under Host Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your Custom Domain, enter www

(7) Under Destination Name, enter read.uberflip.com; and

(8) Click Add Alias.

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DreamHost

(1) Log-in your account at www.dreamhost.com;

(2) Click Control Panel

(3) Click Domains

(4) Click Manage Domains

(5) Click the DNS link located under your domain; 

(6) In the Name Field Type the subdomain name you chose for your website with Uberflip. For example, if you chose signup.yoursite.com, enter signup in the Name Field

(7) Change the Type to CNAME

(8) In the Value field, enter read.uberflip.com; and 

(9) Click the Add Record Now! button to add the record.

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Other Hosting Services

(1) Log-in to Your Hosting Service's Website and Go The DNS Management Page 

Since CNAME Records are special Domain Name Service (DNS) Records, they may be in the sections such as DNS Management or Name Server Management. It's possible that you will have to enable advanced settings to create a CNAME Record.

(2) Delete Existing CNAME Entries For The Address You Want to Use 

Before entering a new CNAME Record to point to Google, you should first delete any existing entries for the same alias. If you plan to transfer an existing web address to Blogger, you may want to copy any content currently at that address elsewhere first. 

(3) Use The Information In The Following Table When You Create Your CNAME Record

If your service requires you to enter server information directly into the DNS tables, the entry below needs to have a type CNAME associated with them.

Host Name/Alias

Value/Destination

www read.uberflip.com
* This is the part of your website's address that you designated. For instance, if you chose www.mydomain.com as the address, www is the host name.  
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