Edit a subdomain
Edit a subdomain record in your DNS zone file. Subdomains use a domain prefix, such as blog.coolexample.com, as an A record to point to an IP address. To edit a subdomain that points to a domain name, you'll need to edit a CNAME.
- Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
- Select Manage DNS to access your zone file.
- Select Edit next to the A record subdomain you're editing.
Note: Can't edit the record? Check these settings or products:
• Do you own Search Engine Visibility? Our GoDaddy Guides to help edit the record.
• Is forwarding enabled on the domain? Delete forwarding to enable editing the record.
• Is the domain connected to a 3rd-party site (e.g., Squarespace or LinkedIn)? Visit that site to disconnect it, or remove the connection to enable editing the record.
• Is a firewall turned on in Website Security? Edit your IP address to the correct IP for your hosting account.
- Edit the details for your A record subdomain:
- Name: The host name or prefix for the subdomain. For example, enter blog to create the subdomain blog.mycoolnewbusiness.com for coolexample.com.
- Value: The IP address for your subdomain. This will usually be the IP address of your hosting account.
- TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
- Select Save to complete your changes.
Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.
- You can add a subdomain that points to an IP address.
- Or you can delete a subdomain if it's no longer needed.