If you've followed our implementation plan so far, technically your website is fully functioning and ready to take orders.
But, as we know many users prefer to use their own custom domain with GrazeCart, we wanted to include this bonus lesson on how to make that happen, as well as what are the benefits to do so.
Custom Domain Benefits:
- Increased brand recognition
- Enhanced SEO
- Preserves back-link traffic
📚 Lesson 2 Tutorial
Custom Domain Migration
The most important thing you need to do is set up an A record that points your domain to the GrazeCart server IP address (188.8.131.52). You will also need to set up any subdomains, such as www, to also point to our IP address.
The GrazeCart IP address is
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.
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.
Step 3: Add the DNS records listed below using the DNS manager where your domain is hosted.
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 (email@example.com) to issue you a no-cost SSL Certificate. 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:
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!
📋 Implementation To-Do List
- Purchase a custom domain (if needed)
- Update DNS records to direct domain traffic to your GC website
- Request SSL certificate from GrazeCart (firstname.lastname@example.org