Using your own website domain

 Do-It-Yourself Instructions:

If you have registered a domain from a 3rd party, you can connect that domain to your GrazeCart site. You will still use the 3rd party domain provider to manage your domain settings, pay for your domain, and renew your domain.
 
Setting up a 3rd party domain will require editing the DNS records of your domain. Depending on the service you used to register your domain, the way you go about editing your DNS records can vary.

The most important thing you need to do is set up an A record that points your domain to the GrazeCart server IP address (138.197.58.23). You will also need to set up any subdomains, such as www, to also point to our IP address.

The GrazeCart IP address is 
138.197.58.23

If you are setting up an existing domain and you already have an A record set up, you will want to delete the old A record or change it to point to our IP address. You do not want to have the same host pointing to multiple IP addresses, only ours.
 
The video above will go over the process in greater detail. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our support hours are 8 AM – 3 PM EST (Mon-Fri). We highly recommend initiating your domain migration during our support hours, so that we are available to answer questions if needed.

Step 1: From your GrazeCart admin go to Settings / Domain.

Step 2: Provide the domain you want to use.

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Step 3: Add the DNS records listed below using the DNS manager where your domain is hosted.

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If you own a domain from one of the listed services, just click the link to get instructions for setting up DNS records:

Step 4: Ask our support team (support@grazecart.com) to issue you a no-cost SSL Certificate. This step could take 1-2 business days unless you've signed up for a migration project. Having an SSL Certificate is critical to minimize the likelihood of your site being blocked by your visitors' web-browsers. 

Done-For-You Domain Migration:

It's no secret that Migrating a website domain is a highly technical process. Really it's no fun... at all!

So while we provide instructions on how to handle this process yourself, you can hire our team to do the work for you, if you don't have the time to figure out.

Basically, all you have to do is provide us access to your Domain Registrar account, and we'll handle 100% of everything else. You won't have to learn or worry about, DNS settings, A-Records, SSL Certificates, or any other geeky stuff.
 

You can learn more and signup for a migration project HERE!

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