Manage CNAME records in Hostgator

This document will guide you through the steps to create, modify and delete the CNAME record(s) necessary for implementing OneTag 2.0 in the GoDaddy hosting platform.

Overview

OneTag 2.0 is Criteo’s latest cross-device innovation protecting your reach of shoppers as well as facilitating ad relevance and ensuring accurate sales attribution.

To implement OneTag 2.0 it is necessary that you delegate Criteo a sub-domain by creating a CNAME record in your name-server/hosting platform. In a Domain Name System (DNS) context, a Canonical Name (often abbreviated CNAME) record is a name-server resource record that maps one domain name (an alias) to another domain name (the Canonical name) section 3.3.1 of RFC 1035.

Sub-domain delegation

Please create the following CNAME record(s) on your Bluehost hosting platform:

Sub-domain to delegate CNAME/Points to
{{subdomain}} dnsdelegation.io

You should be able to achieve this by following the steps below or in the Bluehost Support Center.

Create a CNAME record

  1. Log in to your HostGator account.
  2. Click on the CPanel link on the left-hand side of the page. A new page will appear.
  3. Scroll down the page until you find the Domains section and click the Zone Editor link. A new page will appear.
  4. Locate the domain you’d like to link to Unbounce and click the CName Record link beside the domain. A new dialog box will appear.
  5. Fill in the blank fields in the new Add a CNAME Record dialog box:
    1. In the Name field, type the name of your chosen subdomain (Example: For abcdef.{{domain}} simply enter 'abcdef' as the rest of the domain will propagate automatically.
    2. In the CNAME field, paste in dnsdelegation.io.
  6. Click the Add a CName Record button at the bottom right hand corner of the dialog box.
  7. If all the steps were completed correctly, you should get a message from HostGator saying that you’ve successfully added a new CNAME to your hosting account.