I am trying to create a CNAME but it is not accepting the "_" as a host name what should I do?

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Need to create a CNAME for SSL

Comodoca.com creates a "_" automatically as seen below

My Host:  _11C96A4A2B7E9B45BDF567265B9E8433.rsbell-law.com

My Target: 1BF9FEB84EC31924A52981C6E6FEAE83.82C354A9BCF06EBBFD483C0A00FACB8D.5db983b3ec1c8.comodoca.com

system will not let me create CNAME with the host string starting with  "_" RED error box suggest "Please enter a valid host name, which can either be an alpha-numeric string (like "abc123"), or * for your CNAME Records.

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Unfortunately Homesteads DNS is not able to support CNAMES with _  in the host name. I can recommend using Cloudflare to route your DNS through to use more advanced DNS records as well as a SSL.

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