Linking your domain name from GoDaddy to Vend Ecommerce


Latest update: - Mikey Jarvis

How to Setup a custom domain name using GoDaddy

If you have a custom domain with GoDaddy and are looking to link it with Vend Ecommerce, these steps below will help you through the setup process.

If you have already set up a CNAME record to link your www domain (e.g http://www.example.com) to Vend Ecommerce and would now like to setup a custom domain like http://example.com, then you will need to set up web forwarding. To do this click the link here .

Important: Once you have completed these steps below, make sure you add your domain name to your Vend Ecommerce site. To learn how to do this, click here.

Linking your www domain:

To link your www domain in GoDaddy with Vend Ecommerce, follow the steps below:

1. Login to your GoDaddy account, navigate to Domains and select Manage.

2. Next to your domain name, click on the arrow dropdown and select Manage DNS .

3. In the DNS Zone File section, click Add Record .

4. From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias) .

5. Complete the following fields:

  • Host: enter the sub-domain prefix ( www for example).
  • Points to: Here you'll need to put your Vend Ecommerce store address (example.vendecommerce.com)
  • TTL: Leave this as the default value

Once this is complete save or add the record and confirm that a CNAME record has now been set for this custom domain.

Linking your custom http domain:

To link your custom http domain from GoDaddy to Vend Ecommerce, follow these steps below:

Note: to do this, you must have already setup a CNAME record for www domain. If you haven't done this yet, follow the steps above .

1. Login to your GoDaddy account, navigate to Domains and select Manage.

2. Next to your domain name, click on the arrow dropdown and select Forward Domain .

3. In here, select Update Forwarding .

4. Complete the following fields in the pop up box:

Forward to: choose http:// and enter the url that points to your CNAME record (e.g www.example.com)

Redirect type: Under here, select 301 (Permanent).

Forward settings: and choose Forward Only .

It is important you select 'Forward Only' and not 'Forward with Masking'. Selecting 'Forward with Masking' will cause issues in your Ecommerce store such as the inability to add items to a cart.

5. To enable these changes, tick Update my DNS settings , select add and click Save or Edit .

After more details? Head over to this GoDaddy article to learn more on how to forward your domain.


Important: Once you have completed these steps above, make sure you add your domain name to your Vend Ecommerce site. To learn how to do this, click here.

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