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Create a subdomain

You can create a subdomain record in your DNS (Domain Name System) zone file for a domain registered with GoDaddy. Subdomains use a domain prefix, such as pics.coolexample.com, to point to an IP address. To add a subdomain that points to a domain name or URL, you can add a CNAME. To manage DNS for a domain not registered with GoDaddy, you can use DNS hosting.

You can watch a short animation of this task farther down the page.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product. (Need help opening your product?)
  2. From the Domain Manager, select your domain name from the list to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Scroll down to the Additional Settings section and select Manage DNS.
    click manage dns
  4. On the DNS Management page, at the bottom of the Records section, click Add.
  5. Select A from the Type drop-down menu.
  6. Complete the required fields:
  7. Field name What to enter
    Host The host name, or prefix, the subdomain links to.

    If you enter @ for the host, this will change the IP address for your root domain.

    Points to The IP address you are setting as the destination for the host
    TTL How long the server should cache information
  8. Click Save to complete the process.
  9. Note: All DNS changes can take 24 - 48 hours to fully update across global networks.

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  • If you need to edit DNS for a domain not registered with GoDaddy, you can manage DNS hosting.

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