Domain Mapping

If you have an existing domain name (not registered with Godinterest), you can use the domain for your site here by “mapping” it.

INTRODUCTION

When you start a Godinterest blog, we create a free address for you, such as example.godinterest.com

You can register a new custom domain, such as yourgroovydomain.com. Then, when visitors arrive, they’ll see your custom domain in their browser’s address bar instead of the original example.godinterest.com site address

If you own an existing custom domain purchased somewhere else (for example, from GoDaddy or Namecheap), you can “map” that domain to your Godinterest.com site.

Domain mapping is free.

Quick steps

  1. To map a domain to Godinterest.com, you first have to make some changes at your domain registrar that will “tell” your domain where to point. Your registrar is whoever you purchased your domain from. It’s not possible for us to make these changes for you if your domain isn’t registered here with us, but if you find the following steps confusing, your registrar should be able to help you out.
  2. When mapping a domain, you must create an create a CNAME record (sometimes called a “subdomain”) like http://www.example.com or blog.example.com pointing at your blog url like“example.godinterest.com” (NOT IP address).
  3. Now you can simply forward the root domain like “example.com” to http://www.example.com
  4. Now add the domain to your Godinterest.org blog by going to Tools->Domain Mapping where you can add or delete domains (i.e. www.mysite.com).
  5. One domain must be set as the primary domain for your blog.

Please note once you’ve updated your name servers, it can take some time for the change to take full effect (up to 72 hours, but normally much less). If you notice that you still see your old holding page or an error message when you load your domain, don’t panic. Give it a few hours, and then try clearing your browser cache.

Once setup your blog will almost always redirect back to the blog’s original domain for login to ensure you are logged in on the original network as well as the domain mapped one. Your domain registrar should be able to assist you with this.

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