How do I set up an existing custom domain?

Connect your custom domain name to your ClickEasy website easily:

If you purchased a domain from a third-party provider, you can connect it to your ClickEasy site by following a process called domain mapping.

By connecting a custom domain, you can utilize your website URL like this: 
instead of https://bginteriors.clickeasy.com/, you can share https://bginteriors.com and individual service pages will go from https://bginteriors.clickeasy.com/introduction-to-interior-architecture to https://bginteriors/interior-design-for-beginners

 

In this process, you'll change a few settings in your registrar's account. After completing these steps, your domain will stay registered with the host that you purchased the domain from, but it will connect to your ClickEasy site. 

 

1. Upgrade from Starter to Professional or Organization

In order to connect a custom domain, you'll need to upgrade to the Professional or Organization plan, if you are on the Starter plan still. Otherwise, you will not be able to access Settings - Branding

Learn more about Upgrading Your Account in Settings - Plan.

 

2. Start connection in Settings:

Click the Settings icon and then click Branding. Enter the full domain name you're connected to (ie: bginteriors.com, and then click Done.

 


3. Log into your third party Domain Account: (GoDaddy, Namecheap, easyDNS, HostGator, Name.com, etc)

Find your DNS settings. Depending on your provider, this may be called Zone File Settings, Manage Domains, Domain Manager, DNS Manager, or something similar. Here is where you'll create these records so your domain correctly links to your ClickEasy site. 

It should look similar to this in your third party provider, where you would click DNS:

Home

 

4. Edit your CNAME Record in your Domain Account:

A CNAME Record points your custom domain to ClickEasy. The CNAME value is: routes.bounce.house and should look similar to this in your third party provider:

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5. Edit your A Record in your Domain Account:

The A Record points to the ClickEasy IP address, which informs your domain provider to our software. The A Record value is: 76.74.146.31. The A Record should look similar to this in your third party provider:

A Record

6. Your DNS Manager should look like this, or something similar based on your provider:

 

7. Wait for the connection to complete:

Most domains will connect to a site within 24 hours, but can take up to 72 hours. You will receive an email when your connection is complete. During this time, you can continue making edits and adjustments on your site no problem.