GoDaddy Domains

This guide walks you through the process of hooking up your GoDaddy domain to your Strikingly site. 

You can send this link to your domain registrar support if you need help or if you'd like us to connect your domain for you, send us the info here!

A. Do this on your Strikingly site editor:

Go to your site editor and click Settings > Domains. Set your desired domain on the custom domain box and click "Update." 



If you purchased your domain from Strikingly, no need to do the following steps. We'll take care of the rest for you!

Note: Make sure to type your domain in lowercase to avoid the "Page not found" error when accessing your site.


B. To set up your GoDaddy domain, follow the instructions below:

1. Login to your GoDaddy account "DNS" for the domain you want to connect to your Strikingly site.


2. Look for the CNAME www, select the pencil ("Edit Record") icon and set up the following records:

Host: www
Points to:
TTL: choose any value (1 hour recommended)


3. Delete the CNAME _domainconnect. Select the pencil ("Edit Record") icon, then click the bin icon to delete it:


Note: in the example settings above should be replaced with your own domain name.

4. Scroll down and go to "Forwarding" and hit the "Pencil" Icon for Domain. 

5. Forward to:  (this is an example domain)
Redirect type: 301 (permanent)
Forward settings: Forward only


Note: Make sure to not forward to your address.


5. That's it and you're done connecting your domain to your Strikingly site!

Note: It takes a few up to 48 hours before your new settings kick in (DNS requires some time to take effect).

Check back after a few hours and see if your site is up! Be sure to clear your browser cache before you check to see if the domain is working.


Still not working?

If you are getting the "Page not found" error.

  1. Check your Strikingly settings! Go to Settings > Custom Domain and see if the domain is set up. If not, enter your domain again (ex. Update, publish, and check the page!
  2. If forwarding is not working, edit the A record for @ and point it to instead.
  3. If this doesn't work or you get an "invalid domain" error, email us at or chat with us! Send your domain registrar screenshots and we'll help you find a way.
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