For your site to be identified on the Internet, it should have a domain name that best describes your brand. You can buy your very own domain from the likes of GoDaddy, G Domains, Namecheap... but you can perfectly do it from inside your Subbly website as well 😉

Here are the primary action steps to take in order to connect your domain to your Subbly 👇

Step 1: In order to successfully connect your domain to your website on Subbly, you should firstly move to your Domain App and follow the step-by-step instructions:

  • Go to your 'Dashboard'
  • Open the 'Domain app'
  • Click the 'Connect Existing Domain'
  • Enter your existing domain name in the 'Domain name' and click 'Connect'
  • Grab the following 6 DNS records and keep on reading for more insight on how to update these records in your Domain Registrar's site.

Step 2: Now let's move to the steps you should take directly on:

GoDaddy

  • Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product.
  • Select your domain name from the list to access the Domain Settings page.
  • Scroll down to the Additional Settings section and select Manage DNS.
  • On the DNS Management page, at the bottom of the Records section, click Add.
  • Select CNAME from the Type dropdown and add two CNAME records provided by Subbly to complete the required fields.
  • Select A from the Type drop down and add four A records provided by Subbly to complete the required fields.
  • Head back to your Website's Domain Manager and hit the 'Check' button to finalize the process.

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Google Domains

  • Log in to your account for your domain at www.mydomain.com/
  • Click on the My Services tab.
  • Under Manage My Services, click on Manage Services.
  • Go to Domain Overview and click on Domain Administration.
  • Select the domain you're using with G Suite.
  • Click the DNS tab, and select DNS Records.
  • Click Add New DNS record.
  • From the drop-down menu, select CNAME and add two CNAME records provided by Subbly to complete the required fields.
  • From the drop-down menu, select and add one of the records provided by Subbly to complete the required fields.
  • Click Finish.
  • Head back to your Website's Domain Manager and hit the 'Check' button to finalize the process.

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❗ 2 CNAMES are required. The remaining 4 A Records are recommended to be added to have fail over resolution, but if your Domain Provider doesn't support this number, just like Google Domains, you may add less than 4. ❗


Namecheap

  • Sign into your Namecheap account.
  • Select Domain List from the left side menu.
  • Click the Manage button next to your domain.
  • Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab and click the Add New Record button in the Host Records section.
  • Select CNAME from the Type drop down and add two CNAME records provided by Subbly to complete the required fields.
  • Select A from the Type drop down and add four A records provided by Subbly to complete the required fields.
  • Click on the Save All Changes button each time you need to save the record.
  • Head back to your Website's Domain Manager and hit the 'Check' button to finalize the process.


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Step 3: Now all you need to do is wait while the DNS propagation takes effect. 🕐 It usually takes a few minutes, but depending on your service provider, it can take up to 72 hours to be applied worldwide. You can check this status of your domain here.


Not sure how to update records?

Remember that you'll need to renew your domain on an annual basis in order to retain it! We're not hosting your domain, even if you used Subbly to buy your domain in the first place ❗

Domain setup process differs from one domain registrar to another, so we have provided generic instructions for those with GoDaddy, Google Domains and Namecheap accounts. If you are still not sure how to update the records, we recommend contacting your registrar's support center for the most accurate  information.

❗ In case you don't want to do all of the above mentioned, you can always hit the 'Send Instructions' button, insert an email of a developer or any other person you need, thus providing him your DNS records without granting access to the edit mode of your Site.