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CNAME problem

my website is wisamalshaibi.net. I'd like www.wisamalshaibi.net to redirect to wisamalshaibi.net. I followed the instructions on my hosting website (Carrd). It says in A put the IP address in Value. And in the first CNAME to put wisamalshaibi.net in value (where @ is). But when I do that and press Apply, my entry is deleted and it just says @ again. So then I flipped it around and put www.wisamalshaibi.net where it says Host and @ where it says Value. That didn't work either. 

 

What am I doing wrong? Why is this so difficult?

 

Thank you

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Super User III Super User III
Super User III
Solution

Re: CNAME problem

Use the @ symbol instead of your domain name.

 

Type: A

Host/name: @

Points to/value: [your hosting IP address]

 

Type: CNAME

Host/name: www

Points to/value: @

 

Changes to the DNS are not reflected immediately.  It usually takes about an hour or two, but can take up to 48 hours.