Connecting a domain

In Uncategorized by Luiza Jordan January 8, 2021

Currently to use Spring’s custom stores feature, you need to purchase a third-party domain which can then be pointed to your store. This means whenever someone enters your URL, i.e example.com, it loads up your custom store. Follow these steps to get started.

  1. Purchase a domain using a third-party domain registrar (Skip this step if you already have one)
  2. Receive to temporary site URL from account manager
  3. Add these DNS settings through your registrar
  4. Contact your Account manager to let them know this has been completed

Purchase a domain 

You can purchase a domain from any domain registrar which allows you to control your DNS settings. 

Here are some popular registrar’s

Temporary site URL

When your site is ready to go live your account manager will provide you a preview in the form of a temporary URL such as mycooldomain.netlify.com. If you have not received this yet you will have to wait before continuing the rest of the setup.

Add DNS settings

In order to point your custom domain to your branded store, you’ll need to edit your DNS settings in your domain registrar’s control panel to include a CNAME and A record that points to your store.

-Adding a domain

In this example, we’re connecting the domain 

www.mycooldomain.com to mycooldomain.netlify.com 

Record typeHost/NameValue
ALeave blank*104.198.14.52
CNAMEwwwmycooldomain.netlify.com

Note: Some providers require you to add @ as a value

Adding a subdomain

In this example we are connecting the subdomain shop.mycooldomain.com to mycooldomain.netlify.com provided by your account manager

Record typeHost/NameValue
CNAMEshopmycooldomain.netlify.com

DNS instructions for popular registrars

CNAME: 

A Record