Website Terminology Glossary
A DNS CNAME (Canonical Name) is a type of DNS record that is used to map one domain name to another. It is often used to map a subdomain to a primary domain, or to redirect traffic from one domain to another.
For example, suppose you have a website with the domain name “example.com”, and you want to create a subdomain for your blog at “blog.example.com”. You could create a CNAME record that maps “blog.example.com” to the primary domain “example.com”, so that users who type in “blog.example.com” are automatically directed to your blog. One benefit of using CNAME records is that they can be updated quickly and easily, without the need for changing the IP addresses of your domain. This makes it easier to switch between different hosting providers or services, or to make changes to your domain’s configuration as needed.