DNS/CNAME Setup

If you've never done it, setting up a Canonical Name record (CNAME) or Domain Name System (DNS) entry can seem complicated.

Fortunately, the Grassworks team is here to help, and we've included instructions on exactly how to do it below. But if you'd like, we'd be happy to handle this step for you. Just contact your Onboarding Specialist, and they'll make sure this information is dialed in for your website. 

A CNAME record is a type of alias used by the DNS. Among other things, a CNAME record can be used to make a subdomain an alias of an external website. 

To set up your CNAME record: 

  1. Sign in to your domain registrar's control panel.
  2. Use the login name and password that you created when you registered the domain name. 
  3. Look for the option to change DNS records.
  4. This option could be called several things, including DNS Management, Name Server Management, or Advanced Settings.
  5. Locate the CNAME records for your domain.
  6. Locate the Add Zone Record link and click it. In GoDaddy, the pop-up should look like this:
    Godaddy_CNAME_Record_Example.png
  7. The value you input for Host will depends on how many menus you'll be setting up. If you have just one store, we recommend "menu." [For clients with multiple businesses, we recommend menu followed by a dash and the name for the city, like "menu-renton."]
  8. In the Points to field, enter www.simplemarijuanamenu.com
  9. Then click Finish.
  10. Before you leave the page, make sure that all changes are saved. GoDaddy will have a box at the top of the page to Save Changes.

 

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