Adding Your Domain to Your Dashboard
Before taking your site live, you will want to make sure that you add your domain name within the Greenhouse. You can follow these steps to do so:
Step 1 - Go to your Dashboard
Step 2 - Click the More Button (located under Edit Site)
Step 3 - Click Domain Management
Step 4 - Click Add A Domain and then enter your domain yourdomain.com. *Note: Be sure when you enter your domain name to use lowercase letters. Using any uppercase letters may cause issues with your site going live.
Step 5 - Click Add Domain to save your domain name to your account.
Step 6 - Click Add A Domain again, and enter your domain name with www (ie www.yourdomain.com). This will help allow your site to pull up whether or not your users type www.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.com.
Step 7 - Click Add Domain to save your changes.
Once this has been completed, you can continue with pointing your domain by following the steps below.
Updating Your IP Address With 1&1
If you registered your domain name through 1&1, here are the steps you will take to make your website live:
Step 1 - At 1and1.com, click Login and enter your Customer ID and Password
Step 2 - Once you've logged in, find the Your Domain area and click Manage Domain
Step 3 - Under Domain Settings click Edit DNS Settings
If the records listed under your DNS Settings only show NS-0 or something similar you will need to change your namer servers to the standard 1&1 name servers. See our article for Changing Name Servers for more info.
Step 4 - In the Domain Center, find the area titled A/AAAA Records (IP Addresses) and click Other IP Address. Enter the IP Address 188.8.131.52 in the top line
Step 5 - Click Save at the bottom of the page and then Yes when the Edit DNS Settings window pops up
Keep in mind:
- Although in most cases you should be able launch your website within an hour of changing the DNS settings, this process can take up to 24 hours. Test to see if you can launch your website after you follow these steps but remember it may not work right away. For more information on this process, check out our Trouble Launching Your Site article.
Changing Name Servers
If your DNS Settings look something like the image above, you need to change your name servers to the standard 1&1 name servers.