General Registrar-Specific Info

Many registrars have their own preferred language for referring to some of the terms we use, or even special processes. Use this page in combination with our setup goals to help you interpret them. Some common registrars are listed below, with terms and tips specific to them.

 

Registrars  

1&1
With 1&1, you must first create a subdomain with the CNAME alias you wish to use (usually “www”). Then, you would add a CNAME to that subdomain. Refer to our dedicated 1&1 tutorial for more details.

 

123-Reg
We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: dns entry, destination.

Their CNAME tutorial can be found here.

 

Bluehost (and HostMonster, FastDomain)
We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: host record, points to.

Their CNAME tutorial can be found here.

 

Dotster, Domain.com, Fatcow
We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: host, points to. Also, they refer to forwarding as “Pointers”.

 

eNom (and resellers like NameCheap, Registerfly)
We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: hostname, address.

 

GoDaddy
The language used in our tutorial matches the language used by GoDaddy. Their CNAME tutorial can be found here. You can also refer to our video tutorial.

 

HostGator (and cPanel)
We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: name, record.

 

Melbourne IT
We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: record host, record answer.

Melbourne IT does not offer domain forwarding services; you may want to contact them for recommendations.

 

Name.com
We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: record host, record answer.

 

Network Solutions
Network Solutions has a special process. Here's a link to their tutorial.

When you get to step 6, for the "other hosts" part, enter "custom.photoshelter.com" exactly as written.

Once you allow some time for the changes to propagate (can take anywhere from a few minutes to 48 hours), head over to your Website General Settings in PhotoShelter.

Locate the Custom Domain (CNAME) field, and enter "www.yourdomain.com". Once it saves, you'll be all connected! If it doesn't save immediately, that may just be because the changes you made in Network Solutions just need a little more time to propagate.

 

Register.com
The language used in our tutorial matches the language used by Register.com.

 

Yahoo Domains
Yahoo is limited in the controls they provide for forwarding. For this reason, you would be unable to use “www” as your CNAME and still have your root domain function properly.

No worries! You’ll just need to pick another name for your alias, such as “archive”. After adding the CNAME record and connecting it to your PhotoShelter site, ask Yahoo to forward your domain name to “http://archive.yourdomain.com” (just replace “yourdomain” with your domain name).

We call the parts of a CNAME record: alias, points to.
They call the parts of a CNAME record: source, destination.

Their CNAME tutorial can be found here.

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