Connecting a Network Solutions Domain to Your Strikingly Site

Requirement:
  • A Premium Account from Strikingly
  • A custom domain from Network Solutions

 

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. 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 "www.yourdomain.com" (without https:// or http:// or /).

3. Click "UPDATE".

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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. 

 

 

Step 2: Find Network Solutions's DNS Zone

1. Sign in to your Network Solutions's account.

2. Click "Manage Account".

3. Click "Edit DNS" under My Domain Names.

4. Click "Edit Advanced DNS Records" next to the domain you'd like to connect to your Strikingly site.  

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Step 3: Add a CNAME record on Network Solutions

1. Click "Edit CNAME Records" in the Host Aliases (CNAME Records) section (you might have to scroll down).

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2. In the "Alias" field, enter www

3. In the "TTL" field, enter 3600

4. In the "Other host" field, enter www domain + .s.strikinglydns.com.

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

  • Your domain is www.xxx.com, the value should be: www.xxx.com.s.strikinglydns.com.
  • Your domain is www.abc.net, the value should be: www.abc.net.s.strikinglydns.com.
  • Your domain is www.yourdomain.com, the value should be: www.yourdomain.com.s.strikinglydns.com.

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

 

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5. Click "Continue".

6. Click "Save Changes".

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

 

 

Step 4: Add an A record on Network Solutions

1. Click "Edit A Records" in the IP Address (A Records) section.

2. In the "Host" field, enter A

3. In the "TTL" field, enter 3600

4. In the "Numeric IP" field, enter 54.183.102.22

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5. Click "Continue".

6. Click "Save Changes".

 

 

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 support@strikingly.com or chat with us and include a screenshot of your domain settings so we can help!

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