How do I use the CNAME to configure DNS?

Trusted Knight will provide a CNAME value, which you use as a new canonical name for your website domain name.  This will be a domain name managed by Trusted Knight, which is necessary because IP addresses used by Protector Air may change due to scaling, load balancing, and high-availability.  By using a CNAME instead an IP address, the organization does not need to make any further changes and any IP address changes will be managed by Trusted Knight. 

 

Below is a simple example of how this works for a website owned by Ted’s Turtle Shoppe, where Trusted Knight provided the CNAME tedsturtleshoppe.tkprotector.com. 

 

Before: The website domain name goes directly to an IP address for the website. 

 

NAME TYPE VALUE
www.tedsturtleshoppe.com A 150.160.170.180

After: The organization changes this entry to use the CNAME provided by Trusted Knight (the first entry below), while Trusted Knight manages the second entry. 

NAME TYPE VALUE
www.tedsturtleshoppe.com CNAME tedsturtleshoppe.tkprotector.com
tedsturtleshoppe.tkprotector.com A 101.201.101.201

 

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