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Connecting a domain purchased elsewhere

First of all, we recommend to Transfer your domains to AppDrag rather that connecting them from elsewhere. This way you will get SSL & email service for free and be able to manage everything in one place.

If you still want to connect your domain without transfering please follow the instructions below:

1) Go to AppDrag Dashboardhttps://prod.appdrag.com/dashboard.html
2) Click on the Options button of the project you want to connect your domain
3) There, in the left menu bar click on Domains
4) Click on "Use an existing domain from another registrar"
5) Type your domain name (starting with "www.", ex: www.test.com) then click on the "Add" button



6) You will see instructions about actions to do on you existing registrar website (where you bough the domain name)



7) In a new browser tab, go to your existing registrar (godaddy, ovh, namecheap, gandi, ...), there edit the DNS Zone (List of DNS records) of your domain:
a) add a redirection (301 permanent, without frames) from your root domain to www (ex: test.com to www.test.com)
b) add a CNAME entry for www pointing to custom-domain.appdrag.com.

8) go back to AppDrag tab, check the checkbox and click on the Add button

That's all :)

Depending on your regisrar the DNS changes can take anything between 5 minutes to up to few hours to complete.

You can check DNS propagation with this tools:

https://www.whatsmydns.net/

https://dnschecker.org/

If you have any questions of difficulties, feel free to open the Chat support and get direct assistance to help you configure your domain.


 

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