How to add a custom domain

Summary



Common Terms

Root Domain: top level domain which is the domain that you have purchased

Naked Domain: a naked domain is the domain without the 'www'

Subdomain: This is an extension of the domain you have purchased

When connecting your domain, it is important that you add both the naked domain and the "www" domain (regardless if it is a root or subdomain). This is because we automatically redirect your "www" domain to the naked domain by default. For example, if your domain is hello.com, when a user enters www.hello.com we will automatically redirect that user to hello.com. So for this to happen you will need the following entries in your DNS provider (see below for provider specific instructions):

For root domains, we recommend using ANAME/ALIAs instead of CNAME to ensure that other records such as your MX records will not conflict.



Select Your Domain




Google Domain

To connect your subdomain:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Click the domain you want to manage
  3. In the left navigation panel, click the DNS icon .
  4. Scroll to the Custom resource records section.
  5. In the first field, endter the subdomain part you want to add (i.e. blog)
  6. In the dropdown menu, select CNAME
  7. Enter dns.pory.app in the data field
  8. Click Add to save

Connecting your root domain

For your naked domain to work (i.e. your non-www domain), you need to create a synthetic record. To do so, follow the directions here: https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6072198

In step 7, enter the following values: Subdomain: @ Destination URL: www.YOUR_DOMAIN.com Type of redirect: Permanent Enable SSL




Crazy Domains

  1. Click Domains on the top menu bar.
  2. Select the domain name you wish to point Pory.
  3. Scroll down to the DNS Settings section, click the menu and select Add Record
  4. Choose CNAME Record from the list and click Add
  5. Complete the following fields:
    • Subdomain: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Alias For: enter dns.pory.app
  6. Click Update

Example: Here is an example of how to point a root domain

Example: Here is an example of how to point a subdomain to Pory




Namecheap

  1. Click Account on the top menu bar.
  2. Select Domain List from the side bar
  3. Locate the domain you wish to add and click Manage
  4. Select Advanced DNS
  5. In the Host Records section (should be the second section), click Add Record
  6. Complete the fields:
    • Select CNAME from the drop down menu
    • Host: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Value: enter dns.pory.app
  7. Click the tick on the right hand side of the row to save the record

Example

Here is an example of how to point a root/naked domain

Example

Here is an example of how to point a subdomain to Pory




iwantmyname

  1. In the main dashboard, select the domain name you want to point to Pory.
  2. Click Manage DNS Records
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • Hostname: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Type: select CNAME froom the dropdown menu
    • Value: enter dns.pory.app
  4. Click the blue add button to update
  5. Click the green Save DNS Settings button to save

Example: Here is an example of how to point a root/naked domain

Example: Here is an example of how to point a subdomain to Pory




DreamHost

  1. After logging in, click the Domains drop-down menu and select Manage Domains. A new screen will appear.
  2. Locate the custom domain you want to point to your Pory site.
  3. Click the DNS link beneath the domain.
  4. Complete the fields:
    • Name: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Type: select CNAME from the drop down menu.
    • Value: enter dns.pory.app.
  5. Click Add Record Now!.

Example: Here is an example of how to point a root/naked domain

Example: Here is an example of how to point a subdomain to Pory




GoDaddy

  1. Log in to you GoDaddy account and open your product.
  2. Select the domain name you want to point to Pory in the Domain Settings page
  3. Scroll down to Additional Settings and select Manage DNS
  4. Click the Add button on the bottom of the Records section
  5. Enter the following in the fields:
    • Type: select CNAME from the drop down
    • Host: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Points to: enter dns.pory.app
  6. Click Save


Set up forwarding

As we don't currently support A record, you will need to forward your naked domain (e.g. pory.io) to the url with the www (www.pory.io). To do this.

  1. Select DNS
  1. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page to the “Forwarding” section
  2. Select “Add” next to “Domain”
  3. Enter your domain with the www.

  1. Click to save your changes.

Example: Here is an example of how to point a root/naked domain


Example: Here is an example of how to point a subdomain to Pory




easyDNS

  1. In the easyDNS dashboard, locate the domain you want to point to Pory and click dns
  2. Scroll down to host & subdomains and create a record
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • Host: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Type: select Alias(CNAME) from the drop down
    • Points At: enter dns.pory.app
  4. Click Next to confirm

Example: Here is an example of how to point a root/naked domain


Example: Here is an example of how to point a subdomain to Pory

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