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A CNAME record maps an ALIAS to a canonical name. You can use CNAME records in both forward and IPv4 reverse-mapping zones to serve two different purposes. Note that at this time, you cannot use CNAME records with IPv6 reverse-mapping zones.

To create a CNAME Record, complete the following:

  1. From the Cloud Services Portal, click Manage -> DNS -> Zones.
  2. Click the DNS view.
  3. Click the zone.
  4. Click Create -> Record and select CNAME Record from the drop-down list.
  5. On the Create CNAME Record page, specify the following:
    • Alias: Enter an alias for the zone. 
    • Zone: Select an associated zone from the column selector.
    • Canonical Name: Enter the canonical name for the CNAME Record. 
    • Zone: Select an associated zone from the drop-down list. 
    • Description: Enter a descriptive comment about the CNAME Record.
    • TTL: Enter a numeric value and select Hours, Minutes, or Seconds from the drop-down.
    • Disable for DNS Protocol: Click this check box to temporarily disable for DNS Protocol. For more information, see Enabling and Disabling Zones.
    • Tags: Click Add to associate keys with values. Specify the following details:
      • KEY: Enter a meaningful name for the key, such as a location or a department. 

      • VALUE: Enter a value for the key such as San Jose (for location), or Accounts (for department).  

        To remove a tag, select the respective check box and click Remove to delete the associated tag. For more information about tags, see Managing Tags.
  6. Click Save & Close to save.

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