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How to add a CAA record on Bluehost

Step-by-step instructions on adding a CAA record on Bluehost

Your CAA record tells Certificate Authorities whether or not they have permission to issue SSL certificates for your website. It’s optional for users, but CAs have to check them. While it’s not mandatory, we still recommend setting one up. It’s a nice layer of security against mis-issuance.

Here are step-by-step instructions how to add a CAA record in Bluehost

How to add a CAA record in Bluehost

Access the DNS Zone Editor

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account

  2. Select Domains

  3. Click Zone Editor

Zone Editor

Modify an Existing DNS Record

Modify DNS Record

  1. Choose the Domain you’re modifying from the drop-down box

  2. Under Zone File Records select the record you’re modifying

  3. Click Edit

  4. Make any changes you need to make

  5. Save

Add a new DNS Record

Add DNS Record

  1. Select Add DNS Record

  2. Name the Host Record

  3. Leave the TTL field alone

  4. Select the proper entry-field for your app, select Type

  5. In the Points To field, enter your site’s URL

  6. Fill out any additional CAA fields

  7. Select Add Record

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