How do I set up a custom domain?

To use a custom domain name like www.mystore.com in addition to your storename.goodsie.com custom URL, you'll need to first purchase the domain from an external registrar, such as iWantMyName, Namesecure, or Me-Net. This can usually be done for around $10 per year. If you already own a custom domain, simply begin the setup process described below.

When your purchase is complete, log in to your domain registrar and use their interface to change the DNS settings. This is often done from a settings panel, with a name such as “Edit DNS” or “Zone File Control.”

Find the section that allows you to edit and/or create A Records. Create an A Record that points your domain to the Goodsie.com IP address: 174.129.217.20, entering your custom domain in the "host" or "host name" field. Create another record with "www" in the "host" or "host name field," pointing to that same IP.

Then return to Goodsie and enter the domain name in the Custom Domain field on the Settings page.

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NOTE: Once you’ve made this change, it may take up to 72 hours for the change to fully propagate across the internet and be accessible under the new URL. If you have content in a subdirectory (i.e. www.example.com/blog), that content will not be accessible after pointing the domain to Goodsie. We recommend that in that case you use a subdomain for Goodsie instead (i.e. store.example.com).

Your existing examplename.goodsie.com URL will still be operational.

If you have any issues when attempting to set up your custom domain, please contact your domain registrar. They will be able to assist you in determining how to create an A record within their system.