Configuring Namecheap DNS

This guide assumes you've added your domains to the corresponding Render service. If you haven't done this yet, follow the steps to add custom domains to your service.

To configure Namecheap for custom domains, we need to create A records for root custom domains and CNAME records for non-root domains (www or any other subdomains). In this guide, we’ll configure Namecheap for and

Make sure to remove any existing AAAA records for your domains when you update your DNS settings. AAAA records map a domain to a corresponding IPv6 record, but Render does not support IPv6 addresses yet. As a result, AAAA records can interfere with Render hosting your custom domains.

  1. Log into Namecheap. You’ll see your custom domain in the dashboard.

    Namecheap dashboard with domain

  2. Click on the MANAGE button on the right and select the Advanced DNS tab.

  3. Remove any existing A records for @ and click on Add New Record. Add an A record for host @ pointing to Render’s load balancer IP

    We recommend setting the TTL to 1 minute so we can verify the domain faster.

    Namecheap root

  4. Remove any existing CNAME or Redirect records for www and click on Add New Record. Add a CNAME record for host www pointing to your Render subdomain which looks like

    Again, set the TTL to 1 minute.

    Namecheap www

    The final configuration should look something like this:

    Namecheap Advanced DNS tab with A and CNAME records

That’s it! DNS changes can take a few minutes to propagate, but once they do you should be all set.