Emails and Adding domains
If you want to add a domain to the intothedarkroom hosted membership account, there are a few things that you need to think about. First is adding the domain, second are your emails, third is the DNS, and fourth is moving your products from the default domain to the domain that you added. Below are the 4 steps to make sure that you have it all covered.
STEP 1: ADD A DOMAIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT
- Click the “Settings” button
- Click the “Domains” tab
- Click “Add a domain”
- Click “I want this” under the “Forward e-Mail addresses”
- Click the first option to add your domain
- Type in your URL and click “Save”
Note: You will change the DNS in a later step
STEP 2: ADD YOUR EMAIL
You have a few options for hosting your email. Please click the link below to see your options. IMPORTANT: If you want to use an email associated with your domain (ie: firstname.lastname@example.org), you will want to complete this step before moving to STEP 3.
Click the link to complete Step 2: MEMBERSHIP EMAIL SETUP OPTIONS
PLEASE NOTE: Starting 3/28/2016 email forwarding is no longer available due to restrictions imposed by leading email providers like gmail, hotmail and yahoo.
STEP 3: CHANGE YOUR DNS
Contact your domain registrar (ie:GoDaddy, HostGator, etc) and have them switch the Name Servers that are found next to your domain in your membership account. See the image below. (Note: the DNS change can take up to 72 hours).
Important: Do not change your DNS unless you have already complete step 2 or do not use an email associated with this domain name.
STEP 4: MAKING PRODUCTS LIVE
If you have installed your products at the default domain (ie: name.intothedarkroom.me), you can now move them to your domain (ie: mydomain.com). They will not show up until the DNS has been fully transferred.
- Login to your Intothedarkroom account
- Click the “My Products” icon
- Click the “Move” icon to the right of the product
- Change the Location of the product by using the Domain drop down to select your domain and edit the /folder if necessary.
- Click “Move Now”