This article will help you add CNAME records on your root domain for your landing pages when using Bluehost as your domain host.
Logging on and Accessing DNS Manager:
Log on to your account and you will be taken to the Bluehost main menu,
Click on the Domains tab to be taken to the Domains menu,
Click on Zone Editor to be taken to the DNS Zone Editor page,
Adding a CNAME record:
Select your domain from the dropdown menu. Enter www in the Host Record box, select CNAME from the Type dropdown menu and enter your CNAME in the Points To box.
To locate your CNAME in your KickoffLabs Account: Go to the “Account” tab in the top menu and select “Custom Domains” from the drop-down. Your CNAME will be located under the “Points To” column.
Click on Add Record to add the CNAME record.
Now you can publish a landing page to your newly added Custom Domain.
- Back in your KickoffLabs Dashboard, choose the campaign and locate the landing page you want to publish. Click the arrow cog on the far right side of the page name and select “Page Settings” from the dropdown. Then scroll to
Publishing and select “Change URL.”
- Select your custom domain from the 2nd dropdown menu. You can also add a path to the page in the 3rd field (like /thanks or /thank-you for the thank you page). This is optional, but allows you to publish multiple pages to the same subdomain.
- Then click ‘Publish Landing Page’.
Important Note for Customers with Existing Domains:
If you already have your page running on the proxy.kickofflabs.com CNAME it may take a little while for the DNS changes to fully propagate. How long depends on your the TTL of your DNS provider. A safe estimate is usually double what time it says. During this time anything you have published to this domain will still be available.
For existing domains, do NOT change your DNS without first having your domain migrated in the dashboard. Failure to do this may cause your page to be unavailable. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to migrate your existing domain for SSL support.
If you have trouble setting up your domain, or have any questions in general send an email to email@example.com