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How can I map my existing domain name to my website?

This guide is for customers who have a domain hosted elsewhere. If you are looking for us to transfer your domain name from another provider, or register or a new one, please contact us by using our contact form (also include any necessary details).

If you have a custom domain name hosted elsewhere which you wish to map to your new club website, that’s no problem.

DNS: Nameservers

Firstly, you’ll need to change the default nameservers to our host’s nameservers:

ns1.dreamhost.com
ns2.dreamhost.com
ns3.dreamhost.com

(Note: do not include http:// or https:// before any of the above)

  • You can do this by accessing the Advanced DNS settings within your domain registrar’s control panel. (A domain name registrar is a company that manages the purchase of domain names.)
  • On this page, there should be an option, or button, called ‘Nameservers’. Change the nameservers for your chosen domain name from the default to our host’s 3 nameservers listed above.

Final Step

The final step is to go to your club website admin panel and click on the menu option labelled “Dashboard”, and from the subsequent drop-down menu, click on “Website Subscription”.

Find the box titled “Custom Domain”.

Enter the domain name (without any of the following: http, https and www) you wish to replace your Free site URL into the box provided.

Finally, click “Set Custom Domain”.

We will then be notified, automatically by email, of the requested mapping of your chosen domain name. We will add your domain to our system, typically within 24-48 hours. Note that your website may be down for a few hours until we approve your request.

Note that, by using this method, you will not be able to make use of our Email Accounts feature as outlined on our Pricing page – note that our numbered limits are for our own server only and have no effect on externally hosted domains. Please enquire with a member of our support team about an alternative of using your domain name in creating email accounts.

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