Publish to a Custom GoDaddy Subdomain

If you want to publish your KickoffLabs landing page to a custom GoDaddy subdomain address other than “www”, here are the steps to do so.

This is usually the case when you have an existing website but would like to implement a smart campaign strategy with landing pages.

**Please note, when using a subdomain other than www, it’s NOT necessary to include www with the subdomain.**

1. First choose the name of a subdomain you’d like to use and add it to your KickoffLabs ‘Custom Domains’ tab, located in the drop-down menu of the “Accounts” tab.

2. Access your GoDaddy account and click on ‘Domains’, then click ‘Launch’ for the domain that you’d like to set up.
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3. Click on the ‘DNS Zone File’ tab and click on ‘Add Record’. From the dropdown select ‘CNAME (Alias)’.
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4. In the ‘Host’ field, type in the name of your subdomain. For the ‘Points to’ field, add in the KickoffLabs address which is your unique CNAME. To Access your CNAME: Go to your KickoffLabs account and select “Custom Domains” from the drop-down menu of the “Account” tab. Your CNAME will be located in the “points to column.”

5. Click on ‘Finish’, then click on the red ‘Save Changes’ alert box.
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Now you can publish a landing page to your newly added GoDaddy Custom Domain.

  1. 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 options and select “Change url.”
  2. 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.
  3. 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 support@kickofflabs.com 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 support@kickofflabs.com