The following is done within Hover.com:
A CNAME record, or Canonical Name record, is a pointer of one name to another. A CNAME record points a hostname to another name that is already created for a server or system. Canonical means expected or real name. These records are pointing a name you created at the “real” name for the server or system.
This is useful when running multiple services (such as an FTP and a webserver) from a single IP address. Each service can then have its own entry in DNS (such as blog.mydomain.com or ftp.mydomain.com).
You may also be requested to enter a CNAME record to verify domain ownership for online services such as Google Apps
CNAMEs should only be used if you can’t use an A Record.
To add a new CNAME record, follow these steps:
- Click on the Add Record button.Enter your hostname of www, select CNAME from the Record Type drop down list, and then type carrot.com in the Target Host text box.
- Click the Save button to the right of your new record.