Hover Domain Setup

Adding or Editing CNAME Records

Note: You may find support asking for an IP Address to attach the domain name. We use CNames to attach domain names because using IP Addresses means a systems servers must remain the same and ours do not and flux with incoming traffic and other updates. To ensure domain names always work, please use a cname to attach the domain to your site. 🙂

The following is done within Hover.com:

A CNAME record, or Canonical Name record, is a pointer of one name to another.  A CNAME record points a hostname to another name that is already created for a server or system.  Canonical means expected or real name.  These records are pointing a name you created at the “real” name for the server or system.

This is useful when running multiple services (such as an FTP and a webserver) from a single IP address. Each service can then have its own entry in DNS (such as blog.mydomain.com or ftp.mydomain.com).

You may also be requested to enter a CNAME record to verify domain ownership for online services such as Google Apps

CNAMEs should only be used if you can’t use an A Record.
To add a new CNAME record, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Add Record button.Enter your hostname of www, select CNAME from the Record Type drop down list, and then type oncarrot.com in the Target Host text box.
  2. Click the Save button to the right of your new record.