Connecting an OVH Domain to your Strikingly Site

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This guide walks you through the process of hooking up your www and root domain to your Strikingly site. You can send this tutorial to your registrar if you need help. If you're connecting a subdomain,  you can visit Connecting OVH Subdomains to your Strikingly Site. Or if you'd like us to connect your domain for you, send us the information here!

 

 

Step 1: Connect to Your Custom Domain on Strikingly

1. Go to your Strikingly site editor, click "SETTINGS > Domains".

2. Put your custom domain in the "Custom Domain/Subdomain" box, such as "www.yourdomain.com" (without https:// or http:// or /).

3. Click "UPDATE".

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Note:

  • Type your domain in lowercase to avoid the "Page not found" error when accessing your site.
  • Choose your registrar after you click "UPDATE" and continue the setup from your registrar. 

 

 

Step 2: Find OVH's DNS Zone

1. Sign in to your OVH's account.

2. Click "Web Cloud" from the navigation. 

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3. Find your domain from the left sidebar under the "Domains" section.

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4. Click "DNS zone". 

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Step 3: Add a CNAME record on OVH

1. Click "Add an entry"

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2. Select "CNAME" from Pointer records and click "Next". 

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3. In the "Sub-domain" field, enter www

4. In the "TTL" field,  select "Personalized" from the drop-down and type in 3600

5. In the "Target" field, enter www domain + .s.strikinglydns.com.

www domain in the value field "www domain + .s.strikinglydns.com." should be your domain name. Here are some examples of how the value should be: 

  • Your domain is www.xxx.com, the value should be: www.xxx.com.s.strikinglydns.com.
  • Your domain is www.abc.net, the value should be: www.abc.net.s.strikinglydns.com.
  • Your domain is www.yourdomain.com, the value should be: www.yourdomain.com.s.strikinglydns.com.

Don't forget to put the full stop/period in the end.

 

6. Click "Next".

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7. Click "Confirm" (Don't forget to put the full stop/period in the end).

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Tip: If you can't add a www CNAME record, look for existed CNAME and A records for www and delete them (only for www).

 

 

Step 4: Add an A record on OVH

1. Click "Add an entry"

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2. Select "A" from Pointer records and click "Next". 

3. In the "Sub-domain" field, leave it blank.

4. In the "TTL" field,  select "Personalized" from the drop-down and type in 3600

5. In the "Target" field, enter 54.183.102.22

6. Click "Next".

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7. Click "Confirm".

Tip: If you can't add an A record, look for existed blank A records and delete them.

  

 

Step 5: Delete TXT records on OVH

1.  Go back to the DNS zone.

2. Locate the default TXT records and delete them - these TXT records prevent new settings to take effect. Here's how they look like:

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Step 6: Wait for the records to take effect

Now that you've set up the domain records. Please allow a few up to 48 hours for the changes in the domain records to take effect globally. Once it's done, HTTPS/SSL will be automatically activated within 24 hours. Be sure to clear your browser cache before you check to see if the domain is working.

 

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If your site doesn't go online after 48 hours, contact us at support@strikingly.com or chat with us and include a screenshot of your domain settings so we can help!

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