Using a Root Domain

Created by Caroline Sharpe, Modified on Tue, 16 Apr 2024 at 04:23 PM by Caroline Sharpe


A root domain looks like www.autofunnel.ai or www.google.com.

By integrating your root domain, you can display AutoFunnel pages on websites that look like www.autofunnel.ai/info and www.google.com/mail (or on your home site, i.e. www.autofunnel.ai).


A subdomain looks like www.help.autofunnel.ai or www.images.google.com.

If you want to use a subdomain, head to our help article here:

Using a Subdomain



TABLE OF CONTENTS




Step 1: Click Integrations & Settings in the bottom left corner of your main dashboard.




Step 2: Navigate to Domains and click on + Add New Domain.




Step 3: Enter the domain or subdomain you wish to connect and click on Add Domain.



To direct your root domain to Autofunnel, type in your domain including "www."



Step 4: Login to your Domain Registrar and find the DNS settings to create a new CNAME record. 



Choose your Domain Registrar and follow further instructions in the articles below:
    GoDaddy
    NameCheap
    Google Domains (Squarespace)





Our Generally Recommended CNAME Setup for Root Domains
1. Enter your domain with www. into AutoFunnel (Step 3)
2. Create a CNAME record that directs your naked root domain to the version with "www."
   NAME: @
      the '@' is the bared, naked domain you bought. without any prefixes
      i.e. 'autofunnel.ai'
   VALUE: www.[yourdomain.com]
      this is the standard version of your domain
      i.e. 'www.autofunnel.ai'
   TTL: 30 min
      as low as possible
      this is how soon your domain info will be updated
3. Create a CNAME record that sends your root domain to AutoFunnel
   NAME: www
      remember, we directed your root domain to the version with 'www.'
   VALUE: live.autofunnel.ai
      this CNAME should direct to our URL so you can see the page you created
   TTL: 30 min
      as low as possible
      this is how soon your domain info will be updated
4. SAVE THIS DNS RECORD.
For more domain help, check out our CNAME article.




Step 5: Go back to the AutoFunnel page and click I've done this.


That's it, you're done! The domain syncing can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 48 hours, so please be patient.



For more CNAME help, review our article here.



A Few Other Things to Know about Managing Your Domain in AutoFunnel:


You can assign your root domain to a specific funnel by using the dropdown menu in the domains area of your settings.



Or you can click Connect on the relevant Funnel's console.



To remove your domain from use, click the Remove button.



Or, click Disconnect in the Funnel Console.



The Status of your domain will display if we successfully verified the current CNAME integration or if we are still awaiting verification from your domain registrar.



You can Refresh the status if you make any changes to the CNAME settings in your domain registrar.



Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if we can do anything to help, support@autofunnel.ai.

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