1&1 Domains (Ionos)

This guide walks you through the process of hooking up your 1&1 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 you 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!

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


B. To set up your 1&1 domain, follow the instructions below:

1. Login to 1&1 Ionos. In the control panel, look in the My Products section and choose "Domains" 


2. Click the gear icon inline with the domain you'd like to connect and select "Manage Subdomains".



 3. Click Add Subdomain



 4. Type in "www" as the subdomain and hit "Save".



5. Once saved, click the three dots under "Actions" for the subdomain (www) you have created. Then select "Advanced   Settings"


  6. On the next page, scroll down to the "DNS Settings" section and click "Edit".



7.  Go to the A/AAAA and CNAME Records section. Select the "CNAME" radio button and input your site URL+ .s.strikinglydns.com into the "Alias" field. Then click "Save" and click "Yes" on the pop-up to confirm the change. In this example, the CNAME Alias is www.yourdomain.com.s.strikinglydns.com. 

Note: yourdomain.com is only an example and should be replaced with your own domain name.




8.  Click the "Back" button below the "DNS Settings" to go back to the list of domains. On the domain list, expand the menu    of the domain you're setting up, then click "Edit Destination".



9. Select the "Redirect" radio button and type in your domain in the format "www.yourdomain.com" in the "Redirect Settings" field. Make sure to use "HTTP redirect", then hit "Save". Click "Yes" on the pop-up to confirm the change.



10. That's it! You're all set now. 

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


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