We’ve previously talked about how the Domain Name System (DNS) works, but this isn’t the whole picture. There are lots of additional cogs that make up the wheel, and so far we haven’t discussed some of the most common elements, such as CNAME records.
For this article, we’ll answer the question of what a CNAME record is, and show you several variants that you can use. Then we’ll talk about the limitations you’ll experience, and finally show you how to add them for your domain.
Let’s get to it!
What Is a CNAME Record?
At its core, the DNS