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Connecting a Domain Name

A simple step-by-step guide with explanations detailing how to connect a 3rd party domain name to your Freewebstore account.
Connecting a 3rd party domain name is only available for premium accounts.
If you are not on a premium account, please see Transfering a Domain Name.

Change your DNS Settings

To connect your domain name to your store you need to make some simple DNS changes to your domain name. This simply points your domain name to your store.
  1. 1.
    Log into your registrar account.
  2. 2.
    Go to the DNS Settings section for the domain name you want to connect to your store.
  3. 3.
    Create/ edit an A record with a host of @ or blank and a value of 54.154.42.22.
  4. 4.
    Create/ edit a C Name with a host of www and a value of shop.freewebstore.org
  5. 5.
    Save.
DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to fully update. During this 24 hour period, you may not be able to connect your domain name.

How to Connect your Domain Name

Once you have changed your domain name DNS settings, do the following:
  1. 1.
    Log into your Freewebstore account.
  2. 2.
    Go to Marketing > Domain Names.
  3. 3.
    Click Connect Domain.
  4. 4.
    Enter your domain name into the text box.
  5. 5.
    Click Connect Domain.
We'll then perform some general checks to see if your domain name DNS settings are correctly pointed to your store. If all checks pass, your domain name will start to connect.
Once your domain is connected, we'll then automatically install an SSL on your domain name. This generally takes around 15 minutes. During this time, your domain name may be displayed as insecure until the SSL is installed.