Connecting a GoDaddy Subdomain to Your Strikingly Site

This guide walks you through connecting your subdomain to your Strikingly site. If your domain doesn't start with "www.", such as or, this tutorial is for you. 

  • If you're connecting a domain that starts with "www.", you can visit Connecting Domains to Your Strikingly Site.
  • You can send this tutorial to your registrar’s support team if you need help. Or, contact us anytime for additional help. 



Step 1: Connect to Your Custom Domain on Strikingly

  1. Go to your Strikingly site editor, click SETTINGS > Domains.
  2. Enter your custom domain in the "Custom Domain/Subdomain" box, such as "". (without https:// or http:// or /).
  3. Click UPDATE.
  4. Choose Godaddy as your domain provider, and click Start Configuration.
  5. You will see a popup that displays the records you'll need to set in your domain settings.

Step 2: Find Godaddy's DNS settings

  1. Sign in to your Godaddy account.
  2. Find your domain and click "DNS"



Step 3: Clean up your DNS records

  1. Look for any CNAME record named with your hostname and delete it.
  2. Look for the CNAME records named  _domainconnect. Delete the record if there is such a record.


Step 4: Add a CNAME record on Godaddy

  1. Click “add” to add a new record
  2. Set type to CNAME
  3. Copy the relevant information from Strikingly and paste it into the corresponding places, as shown in the image below.


Step 5: Confirm your setup is complete

  1. After you’ve confirmed the above setup, go back to your Strikingly site editor and click the "I've fixed, check again" button in the pop up.
  2. If you've configured your DNS settings correctly, the pop up will close and the domain status will show as "connected".
  3. If you haven't configured your DNS correctly, the popup will display the error status, and you should go back to step 3 to reconfigure the DNS records correctly.



If your site doesn't go online after 48 hours, contact us at or chat with us and include a screenshot of your domain settings so we can help!

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