What is a custom subdomain?
Custom subdomain is a unique branded domain name that identifies a separate page or section of a website. It is an extension of your main domain, but with its own unique content. Custom subdomains are mostly used when you already have a website and want to separate your site’s content into distinct sections. Eg: shop.mydomain.com
Why should I use a subdomain for my Donor360 eShop?
Having a custom subdomain for your Donor360 eShop is a great way to add SEO (search engine optimization) value to your site and receive credited site traffic from your eShop back to your root domain.
How to set up a subdomain?
Step 1: Create the DNS Entry
If you want to use a custom domain for your eShop, first you have to add a new DNS entry at your domain name registrar’s control panel. The DNS entry should be a CNAME of your eShops default domain "yourstorename.mydonor360.com"
Here is a generic example:
Let’s say your domain name is mydomain.com, and you want to use the subdomain “shop.mydomain.com ” to display your shop. The DNS entry would look like:
CNAME NAME shop and VALUE yourstorename.mydonor360.com.
Here is a general example of what it might look like at your domain name registrar:
Step 2: Add the Custom Subdomain
At your Donor360’s account dashboard, navigate to eShops > Your eShop > Edit > Settings > Domains > Custom Domain. Then, enter your subdomain and click on the Verify button.
NOTE: It takes a while for the DNS record to be published. You will have to wait a few minutes or hours, depending on your DNS server. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.