You can easily set up a custom domain for your Goodbits landing site when on Pro or Business newsletters.
Currently when you enable a landing site we will create a subdomain on 'ongoodbits.com' for you. This is one that you can change to your liking but if you want to further brand your email newsletter, we allow you to set up a custom domain.
To set up your custom domain you must modify DNS records to set up an ALIAS or CNAME (if a subdomain) to 'ongoodbits.com'.
Enable a custom domain
Under your landing site settings page, which is accessible from your boosters (found on the left sidebar). Under the landing site settings, flip the toggle for using a custom domain and enter the domain you would like to use.
Don't worry, if in the preview under the settings, you don't see a page. This means that your DNS has yet to be set up. Below are the two common ways that the DNS can be configured with us.
A subdomain type of domain name would be one such as 'www.newsletter.com' or 'newsletter.brewhouse.io'. You can set this up with your DNS using a CNAME record.
This record below is what would need to be added to get a 'www' subdomain working.
If you are setting up a 'www' subdomain redirect, don't forget to look into setting up a forward on your root level domain.
Root level domain DNS
A root level domain is for when you would like to set up a domain like 'newsletter.com'. This is not for when you would like to use 'www.newsletter.com'; refer to below to set up that as it is a subdomain.
Some DNS providers allow you to set up this kind of domain. We would recommend that you set up a subdomain 'www.newsletter.com' and have your top level domain 'newsletter.com' redirect to 'www.newsletter.com'.
- ALIAS at DNSimple
- ANAME at DNS Made Easy
- ANAME at easyDNS
- CNAME at CloudFlare (Detailed guide, check out the “Root domains” section)
- ALIAS at PointDNS
- Alias record at Zerigo
- ALIAS at GODADDY
Here is an overview of the generic record that needs to be defined.
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If you are confused or things aren't working correctly, feel free to reach out to us and we'll be happy to help you get this set up.