Set up your subdomain

You need to redirect the subdomain you want to use to the Learnsby domain (learnsby.com).

You do this by editing your DNS records, and adding a CNAME record for the subdomain you’re going to use.

To set up a CNAME record:

  1. Log in to your account at your domain provider.
  2. You need to find your DNS settings. Look for your account admin panel, or your domain management area, or DNS configuration, or similar. You might be able to open the settings and view your current DNS records. Each entry should show:
    • an original location (often listed in a column called Name, Host, or Alias)
    • the type of the record (for example, CNAME)
    • the destination the record is pointing to.
  3. Now you need to add a CNAME Record or update an existing one. The admin panel might feature drop-downs or editable fields, or you might have to check boxes or edit a table. You’ll need to make sure the 3 components of the record are set:

    Tip

    Often, you need to provide just the prefix without the dot, but for some domain registrars, you need the whole subdomain. Use the existing entries as a guide, or follow your registrar’s instructions.

    • Make sure the record you’re creating is called CNAME (or sometimes canonical name). You might need to select it from a list of options.
    • Type in the Learnsby domain name learnsby.com as the pointer destination. The field or column that you have to type into might be called something like Value, Points to, or Destination.
  4. If you see a TTL field and it’s editable, set the TTL to 300 seconds (or the smallest value allowed).
  5. Save the CNAME Record (usually by clicking Save, Finish, Add record or similar)
  6. Each domain registrar displays their DNS records in different ways, but you should check that your CNAME record has been set correctly.

Tip

CNAME records must always point to a domain name, never to an IP address.

CNAME example Here’s an example of a CNAME setting: Screenshot

To fully configure your third-party domain, make sure you complete all the setup steps.