Follow these instructions to set up your own domain for your marketplace when using GoDaddy as your registrar. You will need to configure your DNS records and make your domain name point to Sharetribe servers. Note that it may take up to 48 hours before these changes work across the internet.

After your DNS settings have been updated, visit the "General / Domain" page on your Admin panel to check them and start using your custom domain.

You can also read the official GoDaddy documentation if needed.

Please note that the following instructions only apply to marketplaces under a Pro or above subscription.

Instructions for a www subdomain

Follow these instructions to set up your marketplace at a domain like http://www.mymarketplacedomain.com. If you want to use another subdomain (like http://marketplace.mydomain.com), jump down a bit for instructions on how to use other subdomains.

Open your GoDaddy DNS settings

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open the Account Manager. The address depends on your country.
  2. From the "My account" dropdown menu select "Manage My Domains".
  3. Select your domain.
  4. Select the "DNS Zone file" tab (next to Settings).

Configure the DNS records for the www address

  1. Look over the existing "CNAME (Alias)" records.
  2. If a "CNAME (Alias)" record exists where "Name" is set to "www", edit it and set "Value" to "proxy.sharetribe.com".
  3. If such a record doesn't exist, click on "Add Record". From the Record type list, select "CNAME (Alias)". Fill in the following fields: "Name" to "www", "Value" to "proxy.sharetribe.com", "TTL" to "1 hour" (other TTL values work as well).
  4. Click "Save". It will prompt you to make sure you want to make this change. Hit "Save"/"Accept" to finalize the changes.
  5. Make sure that all changes have been saved.

Configure the DNS records for the root domain

It's important to also redirect requests sent to your root domain (without "www", i.e. "domain.com").

  1. Look over the existing "A (Host)" records.
  2. If an "A (Host)" record exists where "Name" is set to "@", edit it and set "Value" to "52.202.58.6" or "52.202.50.54" (pick the one you prefer!).
  3. If such a record doesn't exist, click on "Add Record". From the Record type list, select "A (Host)". Fill in the following fields: "Name" to "@", "Value" to "52.202.58.6" or "52.202.50.54" (pick the one you prefer!), "TTL" to "1 hour" (other TTL values work as well).
  4. Click "Save". It will prompt you to make sure you want to make this change. Hit "Save"/"Accept" to finalize the changes.
  5. Make sure that all changes have been saved.

Instructions for other subdomains

If you want to set up your marketplace at a subdomain like http://market.mydomain.com (as opposed to http://www.mymarketplace.com), follow these instructions.

Open your GoDaddy DNS settings

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open the Account Manager. The address depends on your country.
  2. From the "My account" dropdown menu select "Manage My Domains".
  3. Select your domain.
  4. Select the "DNS Zone file" tab (next to Settings).

Configure the DNS records for your subdomain

  1. Look over the existing "CNAME (Alias)" records.
  2. If a "CNAME (Alias)" record exists where "Name" is set to the desired subdomain, edit it and set "Value" to "proxy.sharetribe.com".
  3. If such a record doesn't exist, click on "Add Record". From the Record type list, select "CNAME (Alias)". Fill in the following fields: "Name" to the desired subdomain (such as "subdomain"), "Value" to "proxy.sharetribe.com", "TTL" to "1 hour" (other TTL values work as well).
  4. Click "Save". It will prompt you to make sure you want to make this change. Hit "Save"/"Accept" to finalize the changes.
  5. Make sure that all changes have been saved.

After your DNS settings have been updated, visit the "General / Domain" page on your Admin panel to check them and start using your custom domain.

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