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Setting up CNAMES with GoDaddy

By Bjarni R. Einarsson 2011-10-01, 12:39

Login to your account. Usually you would end up in Domain manager, so just go straight to your domain and press Forward button (the one with green arrow) and choose "Forward subdomain".

From there, you can add any CNAME you want.

You might also want to forward your top-level-domain (e.g. to www subdomain (e.g., and CNAME to your pagekite URL (e.g. Otherwise those who enter your top level domain name will end up on GoDaddy default page.


  1. Einar Jón said on 2012-01-05, 11:25
    Shouldn't this be changed to "How to move your domains from GoDaddy", due to latest development regarding SOPA?
  2. Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson said on 2012-01-05, 11:44
    We moved! But if our users choose not to, it's not really our place to give them a hard time about it.
  3. Dan said on 2020-09-27, 03:31
    Step 1 & 3: Same on
    Step 2: On Goddady: Create CNAME with: Host=www
    Step 4: Run pagekite on your device like: --clean --insecure

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