Strikingly Domain: Creating Subdomains

A subdomain is an additional part of your main domain name (root domain). You can use subdomains for different sections of your website. For example, if you have a website just for shopping, which is part of your website yourdomain.com (root domain), you might use the subdomain shop.yourdomain.com.

If you have a Strikingly Domain, we'll automatically hook it up for you, you just need to add the domain to your website. Each domain you buy from Strikingly has an unlimited number of subdomains. (We cannot set up directories, such as domain.com/directory.)

If you have a third-party domain intended for subdomain use, visit Connecting Subdomains to Your Strikingly Site. If you don't have a domain yet, you can Buy & Register Your Own Custom Domain.

 

 

Create Subdomain through Connecting it to Your Site

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

2. Put your custom subdomain in the "Custom Domain/Subdomain" box, such as "info.yourdomain.com, shop.yourdomain.com, blog.yourdomain.com, etc." (without https:// or http:// or /).

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3. Click "UPDATE".

Note:

  • 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. 

4. Wait for 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.

In case the subdomain isn't added to your domain DNS automatically, you can follow the following guide: Create Subdomain through DNS Manager.

 

 

Create Subdomain through DNS Manager

1. Go to your Strikingly Dashboard

2. Click "Domains". 

3. Click "SETTINGS > OPEN DNS MANAGER".

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4. Under Type, select CNAME.

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5. In the "Name" field, enter the subdomain you want (e.g. shop, blog, info, etc)

6. In the "Value" field, enter subdomain.yourdomain + .s.strikinglydns.com

subdomain.yourdomain in the value field "subdomain.yourdomain + .s.strikinglydns.com" should be your subdomain and domain name. Here are some examples of how the value should be: 

  • Your domain is xxx.com and your subdomain is shop, the value should be: shop.xxx.com.s.strikinglydns.com
  • Your subdomain is blog.abc.net, the value should be: blog.abc.net.s.strikinglydns.com
  • Your subdomain is info.yourdomain.com, the value should be: info.yourdomain.com.s.strikinglydns.com

7. In the "TTL" field, select Automatic.

8. Click "ADD".

9. Wait for 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.

 

In case you need assistance, shoot us a line at support@strikingly.com or chat with us

 

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