Want to know how to add your own high level domain to your website or funnel? Don’t worry, we’ll go through it together!
Open your funnel, and click on ‘settings’. If you’ve already ordered your domain, you’ll be able to see it straight away. Select it and you’re good to go! If you haven’t done that yet, click on ‘add and edit domains’, then click on ‘add a new domain’.
Copy to your clipboard, and then you’ll either enter your ‘CNAME’, which would be 123.mydomainname.com, or you are going to put your root domain. So, if you had a website, it’s going to be more likely that you want it to be the root domain, and in that case, you put something like www.mywebsite.com
Next, you need to create that DNS record, so go over to your registrar, whether that’s GoDaddy, Ionos, Blue Host or whoever you use. From there, you need to go into your DNS settings.
Once you’re in your DNS settings, click on ‘add a record’, then click on ‘CNAME’. Remember it has to match the information you found earlier on. Then, you need to paste your link into the box that says ‘points to’ – the URL for the host is where it’s pointing to – then click save.
This could take between 24 and 48 hours to propagate, which just means to go through all the servers in the world. It’s quite fascinating how it works! Once the info is in, click ‘add’.
Don’t be impatient if you don’t get a notification straight away, because the process isn’t always instant. Once the data has gone through, you’ll see a message that says something like ‘Yay! Domain 123.christineseale.com added successfully!’
This is where you’ll pick your funnel. Now, let’s be clear – this is the funnel that you are linking to your domain, but because you have not yet linked the funnel step, it won’t work at the root level until you complete step three.
Click ‘link domain’ and then you want your chosen text to be the root of that link. That just means that you can type it into a search engine – for example 123.christineseale.com – and it’ll work.
If you test it before you’ve completed step three, you’ll find that the search engine will spin and spin, and you’ll start panicking that it hasn’t worked, even though you’ve tied your funnel to your website.
But, if you go back to your dashboard and find your domain name, when you click the little arrow beside it (under the ‘publishing’ heading), and have the opt-in step at the end, it will magically start working. Boom!
What if it doesn’t work, and you get a 404 notification? If that happens, you’ll need to go back into your settings, into your domains and find the root page and select that as well. It’s unfortunate that you have to do it twice, but then you just need to refresh and it’ll work. Cool, right?
It’s the same kind of thing for a website, and you can do the domain quickly – it shouldn’t be hard. Select ‘website’ from the left-hand menu on your dashboard. Go into ‘settings’, ‘domain’, the name should appear and boom, you can click ‘save’.
If it’s a website and you want to tie it to the root domain, all you do is type in ‘www’ and then when you’re in your host records section, make sure you type the ‘www’ into the ‘CNAME’ section.
Just be aware that depending on which hosting company you’re using, you don’t always have to type in the dot after you enter ‘www’. You’ll work it out quite quickly if it’s not obvious!
Your hosting site might also give you a preview of what the link will look like – Ionos gives you that option. Then you click on ‘save’, and that’s how you do the website URL.
I hope this helps you guys to set up a domain in a funnel or a website.