Setting up a CNAME

Last Updated: May 09, 2016 03:49PM EDT
*If you use 1&1 as your domain provider, please refer to this Article*

*If you use Internic as your domain provider, please refer to this Article*

 
LeagueApps is happy to announce that we are moving to the cloud! As a part of this transition sites using custom domains will need to set up a CNAME record pointing to lb.leagueapps.net

Follow these steps to set up a CNAME record. We'll walk through how to do this in GoDaddy, but most domain registrars follow a very similar process.

*After completing this, you will need to set a Naked Domain Redirect (not as scary as it sounds!).

Watch our video detailing the process Step-by-Step:


 

 
Step 1:
Log in to your account and select the "Manage" for Domains. Find the domain you are using for LeagueApps, select the downward triangle and choose “Manage DNS”. *Make sure you are in the "list view" on the domain page.




 
Step 2:
Now you are on the “Domain Details” page. Under the tab labeled “DNS Zone File”, click the “Add Record” link.



Step 3:
When the “Add Zone Record” popup appears, select “CNAME” as the record type.

 
Step 4:
​​​​​Set the “Host” field to your subdomain (www, register, leagues, etc.). ​You should NOT include the "."

 
Step 5:
*The "www" may already be created. If so, you can edit the existing record. Continue with the following steps.

 
Step 6:
Set the “Points to” field to lb.leagueapps.net *(copy and paste this into the box)



 
Step 7:
Also choose 1/2 Hour for the "TTL:" Setting.
 
Step 8: 
Click Save, and then save again on the main page (in red box).


 
 
*Note: You also have the option to edit an existing CNAME record. Select "Edit Record" for the existing CNAME you would like to use, then continue from Step 3.














 
Step 9:
Now you need to set up your Naked Domain Forward/Redirect.  Find that article here.
 
Step 10:
Finally, you will need to now go to your LeagueApps Admin Dashboard and update your Custom Domain settings to reflect this new CNAME you have just created in the previous steps.  For example, if you created your CNAME as "www", and your domain is "mysportsdomain.com", you'll need to update your Custom Domain settings in the the LeagueApps dashboard to be "www.mysportsdomain.com".

 
NOTE: BE SURE TO CLEAR CACHE AND HISTORY ON YOUR BROWSER BEFORE REVISTING YOUR SITE

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