Edit a subdomain
You can edit a subdomain record in your DNS zone file for a domain registered with GoDaddy. Subdomains are a type of domain prefix, such as blog.yoursite.com, that uses an A record to point to an IP address. To edit a subdomain that points to a domain name, you'll need to edit a CNAME.
You can watch a short animation of this task farther down the page.
- Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select your domain name from the list to access the Domain Settings page.
- Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
- On the DNS Management page, next to the record you wish to edit, click the pencil icon.
Note: Don't see the pencil icon? Check these settings or products:
• Do you own Search Engine Visibility – Contact customer support
• Is domain forwarding turned on?
• Is the domain connected to 3rd party site (e.g., Squarespace or LinkedIn)? Visit that site to disconnect it.
• Is a firewall turned on in Website Security? Edit your IP address
- Edit the fields as needed:
- Host: The host name, or prefix, for the subdomain. For example, enter blog to create a subdomain for blog.yoursite.com.
- Points to: The IP address you are setting as the destination for the host. This is usually the IP address of a hosting account where the site for your subdomain lives.
- TTL: How long the server should cache information. The TTL is set to 1 hour by default.
- Select Save to save your changes.
All DNS changes can take 24 - 48 hours to fully update across global networks.
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- You can add a subdomain that points to an IP address.
- Or you can delete a subdomain if it's no longer needed.
- If you need to edit DNS for a domain not registered with GoDaddy, you can manage DNS hosting.