Connecting a Gandi Domain to Your Strikingly Site



This guide walks you through the process of hooking up your www and root domain to your Strikingly site. You can send this tutorial to your registrar if you need help. Or if you'd like us to connect your domain for you, send us the information here!



Step 1: Connect to Your Custom Domain on Strikingly

1. Go to your Strikingly site editor, click "SETTINGS > Domains".

2. Put your custom domain in the "Custom Domain/Subdomain" box, such as "" (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 2: Find Gandi's DNS settings

1. Sign in to your Gandi account.

2. Click “Domain” in the left navigation menu.

3. Click on the domain name you‘d like to connect to your Strikingly site.mceclip0.png

4. Click "DNS records".





Step 3: Add a CNAME record on Gandi

1. Find the "www" record. It should be a CNAME record. 

If you don't have this record, or if it's not a CNAME record, remove it and add a new CNAME record.

2. Click the pencil icon.



3. In the "Hostname" field, change it to www domain +

www domain in the value field "www domain +" should be your domain name. Here are some examples of how the value should be: 

  • Your domain is, the value should be:
  • Your domain is, the value should be:
  • Your domain is, the value should be:

Don't forget to put the full stop/period in the end.

4. Click "Update". 


Tip: If you can't add a www CNAME record, look for existing CNAME and A records for www and delete them (only for www).



Step 4: Add an A record on Gandi

1. Find the "@" record. It should be an A record. 

2. Click the pencil icon.

3. In the "IPv4 Address" field, change it to

4. Click "Update".




Step 5: Wait for the Records to Take Effect

Now that you've set up the domain records. 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.


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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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