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Each hosting service has slightly different ways to create CNAME records. Guidelines are provided here for some of the common services. When in doubt, check with the particular company you're using for additional help or instructions. Keep in mind that changes to DNS records may take up to 48 hours to take effect.

GoDaddy.com (List View)

1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com. 
2. Click the domain name that you'd like to use with your links. 
3. Click the DNS Zone File tab. 
4. Click Add Record. 
5. From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias). 
6. Complete the following fields: 
- Host: Enter the subdomain name for the alias assignment; enter only the subdomain of the address you want to use for your links. For example, if you picked links.mydomain.com as your address, enter ‘links’ here. 
- Points to: Enter elink.clickdimensions.com (or the appropriate CNAME as identified in step 1 above under Email CNAMEs) as the Host Name. 
- TTL: Select how long the server should cache the information; or use the default setting of 1 hour. 
7. Click Finish, then click Save Changes

IX Web Hosting

1. Log in to your account at ix web hosting. 
2. Click Manage below the Hosting Account section. 
3. On the left side, click the domain you'd like to use with your links. 
4. Next to DNS Configuration, click EDIT. 
5. Click Add DNS CNAME Record. 
6. Under Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you picked links.mydomain.com as your links address, just enter ‘links’ as the entry under Name. 
7. Enter elink.clickdimensions.com (or the appropriate CNAME as identified in step 1 above under Email CNAMEs) under Data. 
8. Click Submit.

1and1

1. Log in to your account at https://admin.1and1.com, select the relevant package. 
2. Click Manager Domains from the Domains panel. 
3. Locate the domain that contains the subdomain you want to modify and then click Manage Subdomains. 
4. From the drop-down menu, select Create Subdomain. (If you've already created a subdomain for your links address, skip to step six.) 
5. Enter only the subdomain you want to use, and click OK. For example, if you chose links.mydomain.com for your links address, you should enter links here. 
6. Select the checkbox next to the subdomain that you will be using. (Example: links.mydomain.com) 
7. From the DNS menu, select Edit DNS Settings. 
8. Click the radio button next to CNAME. 
9. Enter elink.clickdimensions.com (or the appropriate CNAME as identified in step 1 above under Email CNAMEs) next to Alias. Click OK.

Yahoo!SmallBusiness

1. Log in to your account at smallbusiness.yahoo.com. 
2. Click Domain Control Panel below the domain you'd like to use with your links. 
3. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings. 
4. Click Add Record. 
5. In the Source field, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you designated links.mydomain.com as the address of your links, enter links in the Source field. 
6. Enter elink.clickdimensions.com (or the appropriate CNAME as identified in step 1 above under Email CNAMEs) in the Destination field. 
7. Click Submit.

No-IP

1. Log in to your account at No-IP. 
2. On the left side, click Host/Redirects. 
3. Click Manage underneath Host/Redirects. 
4. Click Add for a new entry, or click Modify and skip to step six for an existing entry. 
5. Enter the host name (example: links from links.mydomain.com), and select your domain name. 
6. Select DNS alias CNAME at the host type. 
7. Enter elink.clickdimensions.com (or the appropriate CNAME as identified in step 1 above under Email CNAMEs) as the Target Host and click Modify.

DNS Park

1. Log in to your account at DNS Park. 
2. On the left side, click DNS Hosting. 
3. Click the domain you'd like to use with your links. 
4. Since DNS Park is your hosting service, and not your domain registrar, be sure that your domain points to DNS Park's nameservers. This will allow your MX record configuration to take effect. 
5. Click Alias Records.
6. Under Host Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. If you picked links.mydomain.com as your links address, enter links. 
7. Under Destination Name, enter elink.clickdimensions.com (or the appropriate CNAME as identified in step 1 above under Email CNAMEs). 
8. Click Add Alias.

Other hosting services

1. Log in to your account on your hosting service's website, and go to the DNS management page. Since CNAME records are special Domain Name Service (DNS) records, they may be in sections such as DNS Management or Name Server Management. It's possible that you will have to enable advanced settings to create a CNAME record. 
2. Delete existing CNAME entries for the address you want to use with your links. Before entering a new CNAME record to point to ClickDimensions, you should first delete any existing entries for the same alias. If you plan to transfer an existing web address to Links, you may want to copy any content currently at that address elsewhere first. 
3. Use the information in the following table when you create your CNAME record.

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