Properly setting up CNAMES for your hosting provider helps ensure that any changes required for your custom domain can be carried out with maximum efficiency and minimum disruption.
Setting up your CNAME on your Google Domains provider is a simple process, let's see how's it's done:
- Log in to your Google Domains account.
- Click on the domain that you wish to update with a CNAME record.
- Click on DNS in the menu on the left. A new page appears.
- Scroll down the page until your reach the Custom resource records section.
- In the Name field, type the subdomain you wish to use for your site. For example, if you have selected newsletter.mydomain.com as your address, enter the word newsletter. If you want to use your naked domain, type www.
- In the Type drop-down menu, select CNAME.
In the Data field, enter the URL of your login page in our platform.
If your site address is mydomain.com then your login page in our platform is mydomain.moosend.com. You have to add a CNAME record to your DNS for your domain, a subdomain similar to the newsletter.mydomain.com example. Whatever your CNAME record is, it will need to point to mydomain.moosend.com.
- Click on the ADD button to complete the process.
Tip: It takes 30 minutes or more to apply any changes you have made.
Important: To secure your added CNAME, you can export your personal information exchange (PFX) file in Windows format and send it to email@example.com. We will then add the certificate to your CNAME on your behalf, ensuring that it uses a secure HTTPS connection. To ensure the ongoing security of your CNAME, you will need to send us a new PFX file in Windows format if your current one expires.