How do I edit my current so I can add a 'cname'

  • Posted September 1, 2014

I can see no way of doing this without recreating the domain record. Anybody know?


I forgot to add a cname, to include the www. prefix. How can edit and fixit?

I am not sure what is the problem, what nameserver are you using or domain registry. E.g. GoDaddy, CloudFlare.

If you want to edit usually they won’t let you edit you have to remove and add it again.

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The dig command with the -x option gets the reverse DNS record. You do not have to worry about this.

Go to the DNS section of the DigitalOcean control panel and click Add Record. Add the following CNAME record.

CNAME record

Replace with your domain name.

I can get my WP site to resolve using an IP address and a domain name (less WWW). But when I prepend with the subdomain WWW it can’t find anything. Someone else pointed out that I should have my droplet name = domain name. And I also read that the reason why WWW has this effect is the CNAME record has not been set. I’ve now remedied all these issues but still no joy.

I ran $ dig -x myipaddress and it is still pointing at my old (incorrect?) host name. How long do these things take to update?

Maybe when this updates it will all work.