What is a "CNAME" record?


"CNAME" records, short for "Canonical Name", create an alias from one domain name to another.

Note a CNAME record will not work everywhere. If you create an MX record, you must create an A record to that address and not use a CNAME


If you have a server where you keep all of your documents online, it might normally be accessed through

docs A

You may also want to access it through One way to make this possible is to add a CNAME record that points to When someone visits they will see the exact same content as

documents CNAME