5. Domain Setup

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Before you go Live with Dollie, you most likely want to connect your own deployment domain so that that we act as your true invisible partner. 

The process for doing this is relatively simple, but it's important you read this guide carefully.

  1. You need to have registered the domain at a domain registrar. No domain yet? We recommend Namecheap.
  2. You need to change the nameservers of this domain.
  3. If you are currently using this domain for something else (like hosting your existing website, that is not recommend, and we'll explain why in a bit.
  4. Connecting a domain may take a bit of time depending on Nameserver and DNS propagation

Step 1 - Change the Nameservers of your Domain

To use your own domain you need update the nameservers at your domain registrar to point to the Dollie infrastructure nameservers.

1. Log into the administrator account for your domain registrar.
2. Replace the current nameserver records in your registrar account with the Dollie nameservers: Primary Nameserver: pdns1.stratus5.com
Secondary Nameserver: pdns2.stratus5.com
Tertiary Nameserver: pdns3.stratus5.com

Need help changing nameservers? Read guides for common Domain Registrars below.

1and1

FlokiNET

Name.com

Blacknight

Gandi

NameCheap

BlueHost

GoDaddy

Network Solutions

DirectNIC

Google Domains

OVH

DNSMadeEasy

HostGator

Rackspace

Domain.com

HostMonster

Register

Dotster

Internetbs

Site5

DreamHost

iPage

Softlayer

EasyDNS

MediaTemple

Tucows

Enom

MelbourneIT

Yahoo!

Fast Domain

Moniker

Yola

101Domain

Amazon

Step 2 - Wait until your nameserver change has completed.

Usually changing nameserver entries is instant, however; officially it can take up to 48h hours for these changes to take effect

Please be patient during this process as this change needs to propagate through the global DNS network. You can check the status of your nameservers here and here

Step 3 - Add your Domain through your Dollie Settings

After installing and connecting with Dollie, go to /wp-admin/->Dollie-> Access Settings-> Core and you'll see your Domain options

Toggle Use My Own Domain to Yes. Then, In Your Deployment Domainenter in your domain name , without https:// or www., and click Update. As soon as you click Update, we'll check the NS entries. Once confirmed, you'll deploy new sites off of this new domain 

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