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This article teaches you how to change the domain name of your site. A domain name is the address you enter in a web browser to access the site. If you would like a unique name rather than the default Business Catalyst name (yourname.businesscatalyst.com) you can buy one and set it up with your Business Catalyst site.
This article consists of the following steps:
I don’t have a domain name
If not already done, the first step is to purchase a domain name with a domain registrar. For more information, see How to Register Your Own Domain Name by Christopher Heng on thesitewizard.com.
Below are some domain registrars you can use:
Once you have registered your domain name, you can move on to the next section.
See 6 Must Read Tips Before Registering a Domain Name by Christian Vasile on 1stwebdesigner.
I have a domain name that I want to use
After buying a domain name from a registrar, you need to point your Name Servers to Business Catalyst. The process to update your name servers with your domain registrar varies depending on your registrar however the concept is the same. Specific domain registrar tutorials can be found in the section below.
You can refer to your domain registrars help documentation for details on how to update name severs within their system.
- Log in to your domain registrars console to administer your domain name.
- Look for the DNS / Name Server tools
- Replace any existing name servers with the following Business Catalyst name servers:
Note: If your domain registrar requires IP addresses for these name servers, see Domain and DNS quick reference.
It takes time for a change to work its way through the Internet. It can take two or more days before you can access your website using your domain name.
Domain Registrar Tutorials
If you have registered your domain name with one of the below domain registrars, refer to the below tutorials for pointing your domain name to Business Catalyst:
Once you have pointed your domains name servers to Business Catalyst, the next step is to add your domain name in the admin console of your site.
Add the domain name to your site
After purchasing a domain name, add it to your Business Catalyst site.
Do one of the following:
Click Add a domain in the Domain Names section of the dashboard
Select Site Settings > Site Domains and click New Domain.
Enter your domain name in its plain format (without http://www). Example: mydomain.com.
Select your email preference by expanding the Advanced section and selecting one of the available Email options.Note:
All sites redeemed as part of the Creative Cloud subscription are placed on the Web Hosting plan. hosted email accounts are not included in this plan. To use the Business Catalyst hosted email service, upgrade your Web Hosting site to a higher plan. See Upgrade a Creative Cloud Web Hosting site.