This guide walks you through connecting your subdomain to your Strikingly site. If your domain doesn't start with "www.", such as shop.example.com or blog.example.com, this tutorial is for you.
- If you're connecting a domain that starts with "www.", you can visit Connecting Domains to Your Strikingly Site.
- You can send this tutorial to your registrar’s support team if you need help. Or, contact us anytime for additional help.
- Step 1: Connect to Your Subdomain on Strikingly
- Step 2: Find Your Registrar's DNS settings
- Step 3: Clean up your DNS records
- Step 4: Add a CNAME record
- Step 5: Confirm your setup is complete
Step 1: Connect to Your Subdomain on Strikingly
- Go to your Strikingly site editor and click SETTINGS > Domains.
- Enter your subdomain in the "Custom Domain/Subdomain" box, such as "shop.yourdomain.com". (without https:// or http:// or /).
- Click UPDATE.
- Choose 101 Domain as your domain provider, and click “Start Configuration”.
- You will see a popup that displays the records you'll need to set in your domain settings.
Step 2: Find Your Registrar's DNS settings
- Sign in to your 101 Domain account.
- Click the "Domain Names" tab.
- Select the domain name that you want to connect to your Strikingly site.
- Click the "Manage DNS Records" button in the "Name Server & Records" section.
Step 3: Clean up your DNS records
- Look for any CNAME record named with your hostname and delete it.
Step 4: Add a CNAME record
- Look for +New Record and select CNAME type
- Copy the relevant information from Strikingly and paste it into the corresponding places, as shown in the image below.
Step 5: Confirm your setup is complete
- After you’ve confirmed the above setup, go back to your Strikingly site editor and click the "I've fixed, check again" button in the popup.
- If you've configured your DNS settings correctly, the popup will close and the domain status will show as "connected".
- If you haven't configured your DNS correctly, a popup will display the error status, and you should go back to step 3 to reconfigure the DNS records correctly.