Registrar-Specific Info for Setting Up Custom Domains

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.

 

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
We have an article dedicated to setting up your custom domain in Network Solutions available at this link.

 

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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