Connect a domain by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to 'Dashboard'.
  2. Open the 'Domain App'.
  3. Click the 'Connect Existing Domain'.
  4. Enter your existing domain name in the 'Domain name' field and hit 'Connect'.
  5. Make sure to add the DNS records provided to the Domain DNS Management Zone on your domain provider's website.   

   
Listed below are the steps for GoDaddy, Google Domains, Namecheap, and Cloudflare DNS Management Zones.

GoDaddy

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product.
  2. Select your domain name from the list to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Scroll down to the Additional Settings section and select Manage DNS.
  4. On the DNS Management page, at the bottom of the Records section, click Add.
  5. Select A from the Type and add the two A records provided by Ucraft.


Google Domains

  1. Log in to your Google Domains account.
  2. Click on the My Services tab.
  3. Under Manage My Services, click on Manage Services.
  4. Go to Domain Overview and click on Domain Administration.
  5. Select the domain you're using with G Suite.
  6. Click the DNS tab, and select DNS Records.
  7. Click Add New DNS record.
  8. From the drop down menu, select A and add the two A records provided by Ucraft to complete the required fields.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. Go to your Ucraft Website's Domain App and click Check to finalize the process.

Namecheap

  1. Sign into your Namecheap account.
  2. Select Domain List from the left side menu.
  3. Click the Manage button next to your domain.
  4. Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab and click the Add New Record button in the Host Records section.
  5. Select A from the Type drop down menu and add two A records provided by Ucraft to complete the required fields.
  6. Click on the Save All Changes button each time you need to save the record.
  7. Go to your Ucraft Website's Domain App and click Check to finalize the process.

Cloudflare

Learn how to connect your domain via Cloudflare here.

The DNS propagation usually takes several minutes to go into effect, but depending on your service provider, it can take up to 72 hours to be applied worldwide. You can check your domain status here.

Extra Records

If you have existing records linked to your domain, make sure to remove the domain prefix, www and/or @, for the CNAME or A type records. If your domain is connected correctly, the records ensure website security.

However, if you have different IP addresses, your domain will be pointed to another address, which can lead the site visitor to another website. Removing the domain usually take several minutes, but can take up to 24 hours to process. 

!Note: If you purchase your domain through Ucraft, your records are automatically set up for your domain, so you won't need to remove any existing records.

Not Sure How to Update Records?

The domain setup process differs from one domain registrar to another, so we have provided generic instructions for those with GoDaddy, Google Domains, and Namecheap accounts. 

  • If you're still not sure how to update the records, we recommend contacting your registrar's support.

!Note: If you're still having difficulty or don't want to do it yourself, click on the Send Instructions option. Then, provide the developer you'll be in contact with your DNS records. This all can be accomplished without granting access to your site's Edit Mode.

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