How can I add or update a CNAME (Alias) Record?

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How to add a CNAME

  1. Navigate to eip4.cc.uic.edu and log in using your NetID and password.

    NOTE:  In order to reach this page, you'll need to be on campus, or first connect to a UIC network using VPN.
     
  2. Select DNS.


     
  3. Select "Servers".


     
  4. Select "eip-dns-smart.cc.uic.edu"


     
  5. Type in the name of your Zone in the "Name" field and select your zone (e.g. ccts) once located.

    NOTE:  You should only see zones that you have permission to edit.



     
  6. You should see a list of all records associated with that zone.  To add a new A record, select the "+" sign.



     
  7. On the next screen, enter the required information and then select "OK".

    NOTE:  Make sure that RR type is "CNAME".
    RR NAME:  This is the name of the CNAME. 
    HOSTNAME:  This should correspond to an existing A Record and include the domain name (zone).

    For example, if you had a machine with an existing A record in DNS for mymachine,uic.edu and you wanted to be able to reach the same machine by going to mymachinecname.uic.edu, then you would enter mymachinecname in the "RR NAME" field, and mymachine.uic.edu in the "hostname" field.

 

Edit an existing CNAME

  1. Navigate to eip4.cc.uic.edu and log in using your NetID and password.

    NOTE:  In order to reach this page, you'll need to be on campus, or first connect to a UIC network using VPN.
     
  2. Select "DNS".



     
  3. Select "Servers".



     
  4.  Select "eip-dns-smart.cc.uic.edu"



     
  5. Type in the name of your Zone in the "Name" field and select your zone (e.g. ccts) once located.

    NOTE:  You should only see zones that you have permission to edit.


     
  6.  Find the CNAME you're looking to edit and select it.
     
  7.  Make the necessary changes and select "OK".
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Article ID: 2516
Created
Tue 7/19/22 7:05 PM
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