This article will help you add an additional domain for your WordPress site hosted through us.
Instructions to add an additional domain
Step 1: Click on the 'Add domain or sub-domain button
Step 2: Add CNAME record for your domain
- Enter the domain name which you want to use
- Click the 'Generate CNAME' button
- Copy the system generated Key and Value
- Add a CNAME record based on these values
- Check the box stating you've added a CNAME
- Hit 'Verify and Create Certificate'
Step 3: Create an A record for your domain now
- Copy the value from the popup and add an A record in the domain settings
- Please note: The value of the CNAME and A record might be different (wp1.msgsndr.com, wp2.msgsndr.com, etc.) for you, please make sure you check the value from your screen before adding the record.
That's it. Now once the DNS records have propagated successfully, you can set your new domain as primary domain from the WordPress Dashboard.
Linked Articles for some Domain Registrars
- How to add a CNAME Record in CloudFlare
- How to add a CNAME Record in Domain.com
- How to add a CNAME Record in BlueHost
- How to add a CNAME Record in HostGator
- How to add a CNAME Record in GoDaddy
- How to add a CNAME Record in NameCheap
Some domain providers take 24 - 48 hours to propagate DNS changes while others are instant. You can use tools like https://dnschecker.org/ to check if your DNS changes are propagated or not.
Domain Not Adding Troubleshooting
This can happen due to a few reasons
- There is a typo in your domain name [like in the example above]
In this scenario fixing the typo will resolve your issue
- Your DNS changes haven't propagated yet
In this case you need to wait longer and try again after a few hours or the next day to see if it works
- Your DNS configuration is not setup correctly
Please reach out to your Domain Provider and discuss the errors with their support team
- Maybe you have conflicting records for the same subdomain [for example if blog.mydomain.com has a CNAME record pointing to wp1.msgsndr.com but it also has an A record pointing to some other provider]
In such cases removing the other duplicate record will fix your issue
In most cases with your DNS setup, HighLevel support teams will not be able to assist you and you may need to reach out to your domain provider.