Strikingly Domain: Transferring Domains vs. Connecting Domains

When creating a website on Strikingly, you have the flexibility to use your existing domain, even if it was purchased from another provider like Godaddy or Namecheap. Strikingly offers two methods to link your domain with your site: connecting and transferring. This article aims to clarify the difference between these two methods and help you decide which option best suits your needs.

Transferring a Domain to Strikingly

Transferring a domain lets you manage both your domain and website through Strikingly. Strikingly becomes your domain host when you transfer your domain to Strikingly. It means: 
  • You can manage your domain DNS from your Strikingly account.
  • You can renew your domain from your Strikingly account.
  • Your domain will be automatically configured once it's connected.
Note: Your account must be upgraded to a Premium Plan before you can connect a domain to your site. 

Connecting a Domain to Strikingly

Your Strikingly site goes live when you enter your domain name into a web browser once you've connected your domain to Strikingly.
If you cannot transfer your domain, you can connect the domain instead. Your current domain host continues hosting your domain. You need to add two DNS records to point your domain to Strikingly.
If you want to transfer your domain to Strikingly, visit Strikingly Domain: Transferring Domains To Strikingly. If you have issues transferring, you can connect your Domain to your Strikingly site.
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