Connecting Name.com domain to Ecwid Instant Site

You can make your Ecwid Instant Site available via a custom domain. Having your own domain helps personalize your online business and makes it look more professional. Besides, owning a domain increases your website positioning in the search engine results: Google, Yahoo, etc.

If you have already bought a domain name from Name.com, you can connect it to your Ecwid store in two steps:

  1. Specify the domain name in your Ecwid admin.
  2. Point your Name.com domain to your Ecwid site in the Name.com account.

After that, your store will open at your domain name via a secure HTTPS connection. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to connect a Name.com domain to the Instant Site.

You need to be subscribed to a Venture, Business, or Unlimited plan before you can connect a domain name purchased through Name.com or any other domain registrar. Upgrade

Setting up a domain in the Ecwid admin

To start connecting your domain to the Instant Site:

  1. From your Ecwid admin, go to the Website.
  2. Find the “Instant Site address” section and click Change URL.
  3. In the appeared pop-up, put your domain name in the “Use your own domain name“ field:

Setting up a domain in Ecwid admin

  1. Click Save.
  2. Place the mouse cursor in the “Use your own domain name“ field and copy the IP address that will appear in the pop-up — that may be either 3.211.60.235, 23.23.44.201, or 34.193.83.23. You will need this IP later to set up the domain in your Name.com account:

Copy Ecwid IP address

Setting up the domain in the Name.com account

To connect your site to the Name.com domain:

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. Click on the My Domains button, located on the top-right corner:

name.com_account___My_Domains.png

  1. Find the domain name you wish to create an A record for. In our case it’s myecwid-store.com. Then click Quick Links:

Creating an A Record in Name.com account

  1. Select Manage DNS Records in the dropdown menu that appears.
  2. Leave the drop-down menu Type as A.
  3. Paste the IP address you have copied from your Ecwid admin into the Answer field, leaving the Host field empty:

Adding Ecwid IP address to DNS in Name.com account

  1. Click Add Record.
To make the Instant Site available at your domain, this must be the only A Record for your domain. If you have other A Records in the DNS settings for this domain, please delete them by clicking a trash bin icon next to the record.
  1. To make your site available at www.yourdomain.com, select the CNAME record as the record type:

Creating a CNAME record in Name.com account

  1. Add www into the Host field.
  2. Type in your domain name into the Answer field:

Creating a CNAME record in Name.com account

  1. Click Add Record.

This is it! Give the settings about 24 hours to come in effect, and your site will become available at your Name.com domain via a secure HTTPS connection.

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