How do I configure DNS when using a domain name I already own?

To use a domain name that you already own with your CraftLaunch site, you must create a DNS record that will point your domain name to your CraftLaunch site. We have instructions below that outline how to do this for some popular services. If you don't see your service listed, please ask your service how to create a "CNAME record" for your domain.

After you've created the DNS record on your domain, make sure you go to the "Domain Name" section of your CraftLaunch control panel and indicate that you've completed the setup. This will trigger our system to make the necessary updates to your account.

Note: Custom Domain support is a small add-on to your CraftLaunch subscription which you can activate when you first sign up, or afterwards by clicking Domain Name in your Control Panel.


GoDaddy.com

Click here to see illustrated instructions.

NameCheap

Click here to view a tutorial on how to add a CNAME to your NameCheap domain.

ix web hosting

  1. Log in to your account at ix web hosting.
  2. Click Manage below the Hosting Account section.
  3. On the left side, click the domain you'd like to use with your CraftLaunch site.
  4. Next to DNS Configuration, click EDIT.
  5. Click Add DNS CNAME Record.
  6. Under Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your CraftLaunch site's address, just enter www as the entry under Name.
  7. Enter host.craftlaunch.com under Data. (note: DO NOT ENTER YOUR CRAFTLAUNCH URL. You must enter host.craftlaunch.com)
  8. Click Submit.

1and1

  1. Log in to your account at https://admin.1and1.com
  2. If it's not already selected, click the Administration tab.
  3. Click Domains. The Domain Overview page appears.
  4. From the New drop-down menu, select Create Subdomain. (If you've already created a subdomain for your CraftLaunch site's address, skip to step six.)
  5. Enter only the subdomain you want to use, and click OK. For example, if you chose www.mydomain.com for your CraftLaunch site's address, you should enter www here.
  6. Select the checkbox next to the subdomain that you will be using. (Example: www.mydomain.com)
  7. From the DNS menu, select Edit DNS Settings.
  8. Click the radio button next to CNAME.
  9. Enter host.craftlaunch.com next to Alias (note: DO NOT ENTER YOUR CRAFTLAUNCH URL. You must enter host.craftlaunch.com).
    1. Click OK.

EveryDNS.net

  1. Log in to your account at EveryDNS.net.
  2. On the left side, click the domain you'd like to use with your CraftLaunch site.
  3. Since EveryDNS.net is your hosting service, and not your domain registrar, be sure that your domain points to EveryDNS.net's nameservers. This will allow your CNAME record configuration to take effect.
  4. Below Add a Record:, you can create your CNAME record.
  5. Next to Fully Qualified Domain Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your CraftLaunch site's address, just enter www as the entry next to Fully Qualified Domain Name.
  6. Select CNAME as the Record Type.
  7. Enter host.craftlaunch.com as the Record Value (note: DO NOT ENTER YOUR CRAFTLAUNCH URL. You must enter host.craftlaunch.com).
  8. Click Add Record.

Yahoo!SmallBusiness

  1. Log in to your account at smallbusiness.yahoo.com.
  2. Click Domain Control Panel below the domain you'd like to use with your CraftLaunch site.
  3. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings.
  4. Click Add Record.
  5. In the Source field, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you designated www.mydomain.com as the address of your CraftLaunch site, enter www in the Source field.
  6. Enter host.craftlaunch.com in the Destination field (note: DO NOT ENTER YOUR CRAFTLAUNCH URL. You must enter host.craftlaunch.com).
  7. Click Submit.

No-IP

  1. Log in to your account at No-IP.
  2. On the left side, click Host/Redirects.
  3. Click Manage underneath Host/Redirects.
  4. Click Add for a new entry, or click Modify and skip to step six for an existing entry.
  5. Enter the host name (example: www from www.mydomain.com), and select your domain name.
  6. Select DNS alias CNAME at the host type.
  7. Enter host.craftlaunch.com as the Target Host and click Modify (note: DO NOT ENTER YOUR CRAFTLAUNCH URL. You must enter host.craftlaunch.com).

DNS Park

  1. Log in to your account at DNS Park.
  2. On the left side, click DNS Hosting.
  3. Click the domain you'd like to use with your CraftLaunch site.
  4. Since DNS Park is your hosting service, and not your domain registrar, be sure that your domain points to DNS Park's nameservers. This will allow your MX record configuration to take effect.
  5. Click Alias Records.
  6. Under Host Name, enter only the subdomain you want to use. If you picked www.mydomain.com as your CraftLaunch site's address, enter www.
  7. Under Destination Name, enter host.craftlaunch.com (note: DO NOT ENTER YOUR CRAFTLAUNCH URL. You must enter host.craftlaunch.com).
  8. Click Add Alias.

Other hosting services

  1. Log in to your account on your hosting service's website, and go to the DNS management page. Since CNAME records are special Domain Name Service (DNS) records, they may be in sections such as DNS Management or Name Server Management. It's possible that you will have to enable advanced settings to create a CNAME record.
  2. Delete existing CNAME entries for the address you want to use with your CraftLaunch site. Before entering a new CNAME record to point to Google, you should first delete any existing entries for the same alias.
  3. Use the information in the following table when you create your CNAME record. If your service requires you to enter server information directly into the DNS tables, the entry below needs to have a type CNAME associated with them.
    1. Host Name/Alias: enter www
    2. Value/Destination: enter host.craftlaunch.com (note: DO NOT ENTER YOUR CRAFTLAUNCH URL. You must enter host.craftlaunch.com)