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How To: Setup Your Custom Network Solutions Domain Name

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WARNING: THESE STEPS MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY IN ORDER FOR YOUR CUSTOM DOMAIN TO WORK PROPERLY. IF YOU DEVIATE FROM THESE STEPS YOUR DOMAIN WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY EVEN THOUGH IT MAY APPEAR TO BE WORKING PROPERLY AND IT CAN CAUSE ISSUES WITH CUSTOMERS WHO ARE ATTEMPTING TO PURCHASE ART FROM YOUR WEBSITE.




 

Is your custom domain registered with Network Solutions? Below you will find easy to follow step-by-step instructions detailing how to set up a custom domain with Network Solutions to point to the Art Storefronts platform. This guide will create the required CNAME record and corresponding A records that allow your custom domain name to work with Art Storefronts.

Please note that this process is not optional but MANDATORY to complete. 

  1. Navigate to Network Solution and click on the button labeled Manage Account.









  2. Enter you User ID.









  3. Enter your Password.









  4. Click on Login.









  5. Click on Manage Account.









  6. Click on the link labeled Edit DNS.









  7. Put a checkmark next to the Domain you want to use.









  8. Click on Edit DNS.









  9. Scroll down to the section labeled Advanced DNS Manager and click on Manage Advanced DNS Records.









  10. Click on the button labeled Edit A Records.









  11. For the www box, put a checkmark in the box labeled Delete.









  12. For the @ Record, change the IP Address to 205.178.189.129.









  13. For the * Record, change the IP Address to 206.188.220.165.
    Please Note: Once you make these changes within your Network Solutions control panel, they won't update immediately. You might have to wait 5-10 minutes and refresh your screen before you see the above settings take effect.










  14. Click Continue.









  15. Review your changes to make sure they’re correct and click on Save Changes.









  16. You’ll be taken back to the DNS Page and you’ll need to scroll down to the section labeled Host Aliases (CNAME Records) and click on the button labeled Edit CNAME Records.









  17. In the Alias column enter www.









  18. In the column labeled Other Host enter www.artstorefronts.comDO NOT, under any circumstances, type in your Art Storefronts subdomain here. Every customer is to enter in "www.artstorefronts.com" in this field.









  19. Click Continue.









  20. Navigate to your Art Storefronts Control Panel and click on the tab labeled Site Address.









  21. Click on the Add New.









  22. Enter your Custom Domain.









  23. Click Create.






WARNING: DO NOT USE ANY OTHER SETTINGS SUCH AS DOMAIN MASKING. CHECK IMMEDIATELY TO SEE IF YOU ARE USING THIS SETTING. IF YOU ARE TURN IT OFF.
 
YOUR SHOPPING CART AND SEO WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY IF DOMAIN MASKING IS TURNED ON.
 
 
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