This article explains the difference between an A Record and CNAME as well as provides a step-by-step process for white labeling your domain and creating subdomains with your domain provider.
Your domain is the URL for your agency website. For example, if your Agency is called My Agency your domain will likely be MyAgency.com. Adding a white label (this is done on your domain provider's website) allows you to connect your domain to your custom Funnel Pages site.
To white label your domain, you will need to EDIT the existing A Record in the DNS settings on your domain host's site. How you do that depends on which domain host you have purchased your domain from. Further down in this article you will find instructions for editing an A Record on several of the major hosting sites.
Each Strategic Marketer product has its own IP that you will need to add to your domain provider's site to point your A Record to. You can find that IP in the Strategic Marketer product in your white label setup area.
The A Record "masks" your domain with your Strategic Marketer site. This means you can only have ONE A Record per domain. To fully white-label another page, you would need an additional domain.
NOTE: You can only have ONE A Record associated with your domain. Attempting to apply more than one A Record will break your site.
Once you have set up your domain correctly, it will automatically have the SSL applied. Please allow 48 hours for this to occur. If it has been more than 48 hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A subdomain allows you to use your agency site as the "root" for many other pages. For example, if your agency site is myagency.com, possible subdomains would include freereport.myagency.com or bizmap.myagency.com. This allows you to use one "master" domain and "anchor" the pages for many products and services to that domain.
To set up a subdomain, you will CREATE a CNAME on your domain host's website. How you do this depends on which host provider you have. Further down in this article you will find instructions for several of the major domain providers for setting up your CNAME.
A Record = Domain
CNAME = Subdomain
A Records and CNAMES must be updated on your domain host's website. Every site is a little different so you will want to jump to your specific provider for a tutorial.
If you do not see your domain host's website listed, you can go to the help section of your provider's site and search for how to find and edit the DNS settings.
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