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Modifying CNAME Records

This document describes how to change the CNAME of a domain name.
Note:
This is only required for sites connected via the CNAME. You don't need to do this for sites connected via the NS.

Scenarios

In CNAME access mode, besides adding an acceleration domain name or alias domain, you also need to configure the CNAME record at your DNS service provider before you can direct user access to EdgeOne nodes and make the acceleration take effect.

Directions

1. After a domain is added, EdgeOne provides you a CNAME pointed to the EdgeOne node.


2. Go to the DNS service provider of the domain name and add a CNAME record. See below for examples for different DNS service providers.
Tencent Cloud DNSPod
Alibaba Cloud DNS
Godaddy
a. Log in to the DNSPod console. Find the domain to verify in My Domains. Click the domain to enter the domain name configuration page.



b. On the domain name configuration page, click Add Record to add a DNS record for the domain name.


c. Enter the record type, host record, and record value obtained in Step 1.


Parameter name
Description
Record type
CNAME
Host
Enter the domain name
ISP Line
Default
Domain
Enter the CNAME provided by EdgeOne.
TTL
600
d. Click OK.
a. Log in to the Alibaba Cloud DNS console.
b. On the Manage DNS page, find the target domain name, and click Configure in the Actions column to go to the DNS Settings page.
c. Click Add Record to add a CNAME record for the domain name.
d. Enter the record type, host record, and record value obtained in Step 1.
Parameter name
Description
Record type
CNAME
Host
Enter the domain name
ISP Line
Default
Record value
Enter the CNAME provided by EdgeOne.
TTL
10 minute
e. Click OK.
b. On the Portfolio page, click the target domain name to go to the Domain Settings page.

c. Click Add to add a DNS record for ownership verification of the domain name.

d. Enter the record type, host record, and record value obtained in Step 1.


Parameter name
Description
Type
CNAME
Name
Enter the domain name
Value
Enter the CNAME provided by EdgeOne.
TTL
Default
e. Click Add Record.
3. Now, the Status of the domain should be Validated.



Verifying CNAME Records

After you complete the CNAME configuration, EdgeOne automatically detects whether the CNAME configuration has taken effect. In the domain list, if the Status column of the accelerated domain is Activated, the domain is correctly configured and accelerated.



If you have correctly configured the CNAME record, but the status is CNAME unconfigured, this may be caused by the CNAME resolution latency of the DNS provider. In this case, you can manually verify the connection by using the following methods:
Windows
Mac/Linux
Open the command prompt and run the nslookup -qt=cname www.example.com command. Then, check the CNAME information of the domain. If the CNAME information is the same as that provided by EdgeOne, DNS of the accelerated domain has been switched to EdgeOne.


Open the terminal and run the dig www.example.com command. Then, check the CNAME information of the domain. If the CNAME information is the same as that provided by EdgeOne, DNS of the accelerated domain has been switched to EdgeOne.