ANAME records are alias records that allow you to map the apex (root record) or any other record within your domain to a target host name. Creating an ANAME record is as simple as creating a CNAME record and only requires providing a name and the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that you would like used as the ANAME’s target. When an ANAME record is created, DNS Made Easy resolves the target FQDN to an IP address or set of IP addresses. We then synthesize A records within the domain that points to the IP address(es) of the FQDN. ANAME record targets are constantly monitored and if the IP address(es) of the target change, the synthesized A records within your domain are updated immediately across all DNS Made Easy name servers.
1. Navigate to Managed DNS
2. Select your Domain
3. Click the Plus Button
Under “ANAME Records” click the plus sign to add a new record.
4. Enter Record Information
We will add an ANAME record for the root record which maps to the hostname of the CDN provider this domain is using.
The TTL of an ANAME record will be used as the TTL of the synthesized A records within your domain.
If the target of an ANAME will change its address(es) often or has a low TTL for an operational reason, then you will want to set a comparatively low (or possibly the same as the target) TTL on the ANAME record. DNS Made Easy will change the value of the synthesized A records for an ANAME whenever the target’s address(es) are changed, but resolving name servers will cache the synthesized A records for an ANAME for the amount of time set in the TTL like all other DNS records.