Subdomains allow you add a Strikingly site while keeping your current site and domain -- by using subdomain.yourdomain.com! You can build pages for a new product launch, event, hiring and more.
This guide walks you through the process of hooking up your GoDaddy subdomain 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!
Step 1: Hook Up your subdomain to you Strikingly site:
Inside the Strikingly editor, go to Settings > Domains and specify the subdomain you'd like to use for your site, such as "info.yourdomain.com". Then click "Update."
Notes: Make sure to type your subdomain in lowercase to avoid the "Page not found" error when accessing your site.
Step 2: Set up Your Subdomain
1. Login to your GoDaddy account then click "+" for Domains and select "Manage DNS" for the domain you want to create a subdomain for.
2. Go the DNS Zone File tab.
3. Add and Select "CNAME" from the drop-down menu and set up the following:
Host: yoursubdomain (you could add anything you prefer such as info, about, etc.)
Points to: dns.strikingly.com
TTL: choose any value (1 hour recommended)
Don't forget to hit "Finish" when you're done!
5. On the "DNS ZONE FILE" page, click "Save Changes" to save your new settings.
6. That's it and you're done adding a subdomain!
Note: It takes up to a few hours before your new settings kick in (DNS requires some time to propagate).
Check back after a few hours and see if your site is up! Be sure to clear your browser cache when you check to see if the domain is working.
If your site doesn't go up after a few hours, contact email@example.com and include a screenshot of your subdomain settings so we can help!
Still not working?
If you are getting the "Not Found Page" error.
1. Check your custom domain settings through Settings>Custom Domain in your site editor. Makes sure to add your subdomain if it's not been set up there yet.
2. If this doesn't work or you get a "invalid domain" error, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us! Send your domain registrar screenshots and we'll help you find a way.