How to Add a Domain via Nameservers

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Adding a domain via nameservers lets you manage your domain records within the Convertri Dashboard. You’ll be able to publish pages to your domain as normal, but adding a domain via nameservers means your main domain automatically points to our page server so you don't need to add additional A or CNAME records, and you'll be able to use sub-domains more easily.

  1. In the Dashboard, click Account, then click Domains.
  2. Click Add a Custom Domain via Nameserver.
  3. Enter your domain without the http or www (e.g. “mywebsite.com”). Click Add.
  4. Convertri will then generate nameservers for this domain. Click to copy the first one to the clipboard.
  5. In a new tab, open your domain registrar and log in. Navigate to the nameservers section of your domain’s settings, and click to edit the nameservers.
  6. Click to add custom nameservers, or replace your existing ones. Copy and paste each of the Convertri nameservers. You may need to add more rows to add all 4. If any of your old nameservers remain, delete them now.
  7. Save your changes to the nameservers on your domain registrar.
  8. Back in your Convertri tab, you'll see the Convertri DNS manager. DNS properties may take up to 48 hours to propagate, but in most cases it’s a lot faster. When everything’s ready, the red X on the Records page will change to a green checkmark.

You can now add custom DNS records on your domain by clicking the Add Record button. The changes will come into effect once your nameservers have propagated.

If you need to show your Convertri nameservers for this domain again, navigate back to this page and click Show Nameservers.

If you want to receive email on your domain, click here to find out how to set it up.

NOTE: When you add a custom domain via nameservers and you have a preexisting custom subdomain added via CNAME, that subdomain may signal that it's not correctly configured. To fix this, just add a CONVERTRI record type for your subdomain to make sure that your site is pointing to Convertri.