Setting up the DNS for a Custom Domain:
1. Login to your domain provider’s website. (eg. godaddy.com, bluehost.com, hover.com, etc...).
If you aren’t sure who it is, go to https://www.godaddy.com/whois and enter your domain to find it.
2. Go to the DNS management area. This is different depending on who your provider is but typically you’ll find it in a menu.
1. Login and go to the domain manager. https://dcc.godaddy.com/domains?showAdvanceListView=true
2. Select the domain settings for the appropriate domain
3. Select Manage DNS
4. If there is already a CNAME record for www, then edit it (click the pencil icon). Otherwise select Add:
Host: Enter “www” (do not enter the quotes)
Points to: Enter “@” or "example.com". Based on your provider @ may need to be your domain name (again, do not enter the quotes)
The TTL field can be left alone
Click the Save button
5. If there is already a A record then edit it (click the pencil icon).
Host: Enter "@" or "example.com" (depends on provider, don't copy quotes)
Don't need to change TTL field
Click Save Button
For other domains providers:
The steps for other domain providers will be similar to godaddy.com. You will need to do two things:
Some domain providers allow you to use a CNAME record for the root domain but most do not (as it is not a valid domain instruction).
You should allow up to 48 hours for the changes to propagate around the world but often it takes less than a couple of hours.
Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional assistance and include the name of your domain provider.