Connecting a Register.com 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 Register.com 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 register.com's DNS settings

1. Sign in to your Register.com's account.

2. Scroll down to "My Domain Names" and select the domain you want to set up. Click "GO".

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3. locate "Advanced DNS Settings" and click "Edit".

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Note: Do not change your nameserver, Register.com's default nameserver should look like this:  dns###.register.com (### is number).

 

 

Step 3: Add an A record on Register.com

1. In the "IP Address (A Records)" section, click "EDIT A RECORDS".

2. Under "Host", find @ (None) and copy 54.183.102.22 to the Numeric IP field.

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3. Make sure there's no IP address in the row where www is listed as the host. If there's, please delete it.

4. Click "CONTINUE". 

5. Click "SAVE CHANGES".

6. Click Return to Advanced DNS Summary.

 

Tip: If you have other A Records in your account:

  • Host: @ - delete it if it's not pointing to 54.183.102.22.
  • Host: blank - delete. 
  • Host: Mail or Email - do not delete. This is for your email service. 

 

 

Step 4: Add a CNAME record on Register.com

1. Scroll down to "Host Aliases (CNAME Records)". Click "EDIT CNAME RECORDS".

2. In the "Alias" field, enter www.

3. In the "Other Host" 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

4. Click "CONTINUE". 

5. Click "SAVE CHANGES".

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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 5: 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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