This tutorial will guide you on how to properly setup your domain on Namecheap. Want us to do it for you? Please scroll to the end of this tutorial and complete the form to get started.
*You may find your registrar’s support team asking for an “IP Address” to attach the domain name. We use a cname record to attach domain names because using IP Addresses means a systems servers must remain the same and ours do not and flux with incoming traffic and other updates. To ensure domain names always work, please use a cname to attach the domain to your site.
*If you have a custom email, this process will likely disconnect the email. Please be sure to check with your registrar to ensure it continues to work after this update.
Step 1: Login to Namecheap and go to Domain List. Hit Manage.
2. Go to ‘Advanced DNS’ Settings
Step 3. Add a CNAME record under ‘Type’, add “www” under ‘Host’, add “carrot.com” under ‘Value’.
parkingpage.namecheap.comif it exists.
Step 4. Save your changes
Step 5: Add a Redirect
You’ll want to redirect your domain so anyone can go to your site without inputting www in front of the domain. To do so, head over to the “Domain” tab, then scroll to the “REDIRECT DOMAIN” section to add your domain.
The “Source URL” is your domain without a www in front of it. The “Destination URL” is your domain with http://www. in front of it.
For example, let’s say you purchased oregonhomes.com. You’ll set the “Source URL” as oregonhomes.com. Then you’ll set the Destination URL” as http://www.oregonhomes.com.
Click the green checkmark to the left of the red x to save this setting.
Step 7: Add Your Domain to Your Website
Enter your domain name on Step #1, then hit “Save Custom Domain” to save changes.
That’s it! Give it a few for the changes to update, then return to here to add your domain to your Carrot site’s dashboard.