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DNS Setup for Custom Domains

WARNING!!!  Your previous website will NO LONGER BE ACCESSIBLE on this domain once you run through these steps.  If you intend on keeping some of your content on another hosting platform and accessible via this domain, you may want to Setup a Custom Subdomain instead.

If you'd like our team to setup your Custom Domain for you, you can purchase a Custom Domain Setup here:  https://dropfunnels.com/custom-domain-setup/

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these instructions in the exact order listed below in order for your DNS to properly connect to DropFunnels. Please note this instructions setup your domain as domain.com, we do not recommend using www.domain.com as the instructions will be different.

Connect Custom Domain with DropFunnels

Step 1: Create a free Cloudflare account here (if you have an existing Cloudflare account, move to the next step).

Step 2: On the Home page of Cloudflare, click the Add a Site button.

Step 3: Type in your domain, yourdomain.com (without the www) and hit Add Site.

Step 4: Select the Free plan and click Confirm Plan.

NOTE: Your current DNS configuration will now be copied into your CloudFlare account.

Step 5: Add or Edit your @ A record to point to DropFunnels in your DNS settings by inputting the following and hit Save:
Type: A
Name: @
Value: 3.225.173.167

 

Step 6: Add or Edit your WWW CNAME record by using the following inputs and hit Save.
Type: CNAME
Name: www
Value: yourdomain.com

Step 7: Click Continue. This will take you to the Change your nameservers page. Keep this Cloudflare page open.

You'll need these nameservers at the end of this guide.

Step 8: Once you have noted the nameservers click the Done.

Step 9: You’ll be brought to the “Quick Start Guide” to improve security and performance. Click the Get Started button. Your settings should look like below. When they do, click Finish.

  1. SSL/TLS Encryption Mode: FULL
  2. Always Use HTTPS: OFF
  3. Auto Minify: JS, CSS, HTML
  4. Brotli: ON

Step 10: Click on the Page Rules at the top of the Cloudflare dashboard. Proceed to click on the Create Page Rule button.

Step 11: Type/Select the following information (using your own domain).
*www.yourdomain.com/*
Then the settings are:
Forwarding URL
301 - Permanent Redirect
https://yourdomain.com/$2

Step 12: Click Save and Deploy

You are now ready to change your domains name servers and guides are available
SEE HERE.
You will use the nameservers you noted within Step 7.

Step 13: Once the nameservers have been updated you can link your domain to DropFunnels.
SEE HERE

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12 thoughts on “DNS setup for custom domains”

  1. I was hosting my website on Godaddy, but decided to start hosting my site with Dropfunnels. I love the detail inside this article about how to switch your hosting from Godaddy to Dropfunnels using Cloudfare. Everything you need is here.

    Thanks guys, very detailed. And yes, please follow the exact instructions here to get the best results.

  2. So, I completed Step 4 a couple of days ago but I’m still getting cross marks in the DNS checker. How long can it take up to to propagate?

    I’m being patient as it’s a newly purchased domain (with Google Domains) so I understand it can take a bit longer but it’s been 48+ hours now? :/

    1. Matt Steinman

      It shouldn’t take more than 24-48 hours. Are you still not able to access your site? Who is your domain registrar?

  3. I can not login through custom domain it is only showing default site with when I go to bemorefitclub.com vs bemorefitclub.com/login I get error

    1. Matt Steinman

      Hey Charles – Eeeeeek! We don’t like errors! Could you please submit a ticket to support? They will be able to best serve you! – Matt

  4. Hi Dan,

    I have a domain, Silverathlete.net registered at Namesilo.com. I am currently hosting at Bluehost. I have NOT set up a WP website.

    1) Do you have DNS record change instructions for Namesilo?
    2) What order do I make changes? Change DNS at registrar, set up Cloudflare, remove all previous records, and then cancel bluehost after propogation? Or is there a different protocol?

    Want to make sure before I start.

    Thanks,

    Brian

  5. Hi DF,

    I set up my custom domains according to the instructions above. All green with DNS propogator. It was working correctly for a time.

    Now it is not working. I checked the registrar and recived the following message:

    You are currently NOT using our default nameservers for this domain. Therefore, any DNS changes you make will NOT have an impact.

    In order to manage your DNS with us, you need to change your nameservers to:
    NS1.DNSOWL.COM
    NS2.DNSOWL.COM
    NS3.DNSOWL.COM
    You can click here to update your domain to use our default name servers.

    According to the instructions, I deleted the 3 entries above and pointed the server to DF.

    I could use some help. Thank you.

    Brian

    1. Hey Brian –

      Best way to get support is by submitting a ticket. If you are using Cloudflare, you’ll need to point your nameservers to Cloudflare and not the ones you have listed above. Feel free to also post in the Facebook community. You’ll likely get answers within minutes there.

      – Matt

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