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 Google Domains
Step 1 - Go to https://domains.google and click Manage My Domains in the top right corner.
Step 2 - Click on the DNS option next to your domain.
Step 3 - Scroll down to Custom Resources Records.
Step 4 - Enter the @ symbol, select A as the record type, and enter the IP address 188.8.131.52 and click Add.
Step 5 - Add another record with www as the name, select CNAME as the record type, and enter @ instead of an IP address. Click Add.
Step 6 - Your screen should look similar to the one below. You're done!
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.