This guide will walk you through how to properly add DNS records for your custom branded email domain within HostGator.
These instructions will help you validate your domain after generating the CNAME records within the dashboard for the custom email domain.
What You Need to Set Up Your Custom Email Domain
Before you can begin this process, make sure you have access to the following:
A HostGator domain account (Click Here to login to your account)
Access to HostGator custom DNS records (Click here for instructions)
How to Add DNS Records for Your Custom Email Domain
From within your HostGator account, scroll until you find the Domains section. Click on Zone Editor.
In the control panel, you will see a section titled Add a CNAME Record.
In the Name field, enter the Host that was generated in the dashboard.
In the CNAME field, enter the Value that was generated in the dashboard.
If everything appears correct, select “Add A CNAME Record”. Repeat the process two more times so all three CNAME records have been added.
With this process complete, you can now navigate back to your dashboard and Validate. If the CNAME records were input correctly, you should be all set to continue with your custom branded email domain in the dashboard!