Your domain’s purchase is separate from your website subscription purchase. You must upgrade to a Premium Plan (if you haven't) in order to connect your domain.
Before You Register
- If you're within the first year of the Strikingly paid plan, you're eligible for one free custom domain (worth $24.95).
- If you're on a trial, a monthly plan, or if you want multiple domains, you will need to pay for the domains per year.
- Domains purchased through Strikingly start at US$24.95 per year. The exact pricing depends on which top-level domain (TLD) extension you choose, such as .com, .org, or .net. You can check the price and availability of your domain by searching at your domain dashboard.
- Strikingly Domains is set to renew and charge automatically each year 7 days before the expiration date.
- Once you connect your domain, we'll automatically hook the domain up to your site, so you won't need to manage domain settings.
- Domains purchased through Strikingly includes domain privacy.
- You can't change your domain names after register/purchase.
- Domain registrations/purchases are non-refundable.
If you are ready to proceed, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Choose Your Own Domain
- Step 2: Fill Your Personal Information
- Step 3: Verify Your Domain Ownership via Email (very important)
- Step 4: Connect Your Domain to Your Strikingly Site
- Step 5: Wait for the Records to Take Effect
Step 1: Choose Your Own Domain
If you are on your site editor
1. Go to your site editor, click "SETTINGS > Domains".
2. Click "REGISTER NEW DOMAIN".
*If you have an existing domain connected to your site, it will be removed then replaced with the new domain you're registering.
If you are on your dashboard
1. Go to your Strikingly Dashboard.
2. Go to "Domains" and click "REGISTER NEW DOMAIN".
If you are not on a subscription plan, you'll need to upgrade to a Premium Plan in order to connect your own domain. You can click the "UPGRADE PLAN" to proceed.
If you already have a subscription, you can proceed with the following:
3. Type in your desired domain name and click "SEARCH DOMAIN".
A list of suggested domains displays, you will see these results:
- Available - You can purchase this domain for a specified price.
- Free for the first year - You can pick one of these domains to register for free or pay for the differences. To learn more, visit Strikingly Domain: Free Offer / Domain Credit.
- Not available - You can't purchase these domains. You can check the suggestions list.
4. Pick the year you want to have your domain for (default is 1 year).
5. Click "REGISTER".
Step 2: Fill Your Personal Information
1. Fill out all the fields. Every field is required.
Your personal information will be listed as the owner of the domain, but it's private, and won't be shown or shared with the public. WHOIS/Domain Privacy is included with all Strikingly Domains.
2. Make sure to put in a working email. An email verification will be sent after the purchase to verify your ownership of the domain. If you have an Apple email (@me.com, @apple.com, @icloud.com), we'd encourage that you use a different email to ensure that you receive your verification email.
3. All the information should be authentic, or the registration might fail.
4. Click "SUBMIT".
5. Review your personal information details.
6. Keep "Auto renew my domain" checked if you want your domain to be automatically charged and renewed for you 7 days before the expiration date.
7. Click "CONFIRM PURCHASE" - You will be billed immediately.
Note: If you purchase the wrong name by accident, we can not refund the registration cost. However, you can remove the auto-renewal to avoid renewing next year.
Step 3: Verify Your Domain Ownership via Email (very important)
After you confirm the domain purchase, you'll receive an email with the title "VERIFICATION REQUIRED - Please verify your domain name(s) as soon as possible" within 24 hours from firstname.lastname@example.org asking you to verify your email address. The email is sent to the address you entered during registration.
If you don't receive a verification email, then check your email's Spam/Junk folder. If you don't verify your email address, then your domain might be suspended.
Email verification is a very important step in this process. You must verify your domain from this email within 15 days of registration or it will be suspended. Read more here: Strikingly Domain: Verify your Domain via Email.
Step 4: Connect Your Domain to Your Strikingly Site
If you purchase your domain from the site editor, your domain will be connected to your site automatically. If you purchase your domain from the dashboard, you'll need to manually connect your domain to your site.
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".
- 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 5: Wait for the Records to Take Effect
Now that you've connected your domain. 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.
After you complete your own domain, you might also want to get a professional business email address, visit Strikingly Email: Creating Custom Email Addresses.
1. How much does register a new domain cost?
The cost of registering a new domain depends on the TLD (top-level domain ie .com, .net) you choose. However, you'll be billed $24.95 per year for registering domains with the extensions .com, .net, .org, .co, and .me.
2. Can you register my domain for me?
Domain registration requires personal and sensitive information like credit card information. We like to keep your information private so we won't be able to register your domain for you.
3. How long should I wait before my site is up?
Normally, it takes 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.
4. Can I get more than one custom domain?
Yes! You can get as many as you want. When you register a domain through Strikingly, we'll automatically hook it up through the settings of the site you're buying it on -- if you're buying extra domains, make sure to check what page you're using.
Maybe you'd like yourname.com, yourproject.com, and event2014.com! Or if you like to add subdomains, like shop.yourdomain.com, info.yourdomain.com, you can visit Strikingly Domain: Creating Subdomains. Or Connecting Multiple Domains to One Strikingly Site.
5. Can I manage my own domain settings or transfer my domain away from Strikingly?
Yes! If your domain's DNS manager isn't activated yet, you can contact us through email@example.com. Once you login to your domain dashboard, you'll be able to manage host records or transfer your domain. This way, you can add subdomains, manage redirects, and more. Here's more about Strikingly Domain: Viewing Domain Info and Managing DNS Records.
If you want to change your domain host (including billing and renewal), you can visit Strikingly Domain: Transferring Domains Away.
6. What TLDs are available?
We support most domain extensions, you can choose from 500+ TLDs. However, there are some TLDs not available, like below: