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Connect your domain name to Portfoliobox

If you purchased a domain name from a third-party provider (GoDaddy, Namecheap, 1&1, etc.) and want to keep it registered there, you can connect it to your Portfoliobox site. You can only connect one domain and only Pro account can use a custom domain.


Before you configure your domain name

Before you configure your domain name, you will need to submit your domain name via the admin panel:

  1. Click on the message at the bottom of your screen "Click here to set up your domain name".
  2. Under Set Up Your Domain Name, check the box "I want to use a domain that I already own".
  3. Finally enter your domain name under Your Existing Domain then click on Submit.

Connect your domain name to Portfoliobox

Note! If you have previously ordered a domain name and wish to submit a new one, please contact our support team at support@portfoliobox.net.

Configure your domain name

1. Log into your domain provider account

Log into your account and find where you manage your DNS settings. Depending on your provider, this may be called Zone File Settings, Manage Domains, Advanced DNS, DNS editor, DNS Manager, or something similar. Here, you'll create 2 records so your domain and your Portfoliobox site are connected.

If you are not familiar with the process of domain configuration, we recommend you to provide your domain provider with the steps b to d.

NB! Don't delete nor edit MX records during this process. MX records connect your email address. Deleting them will interfere with your email service.

NB! The nameservers should be the default nameservers of your provider.

2. Create an A-record

The A-record matches up "yourdomain.com" to our redirect server's IP address, 107.20.241.149. It creates a redirection from yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com.

 

RECORD TYPE NAME / HOST TTL VALUE / POINTS TO
A record @ 10800 107.20.241.149

 

Go to the DNS settings and add a new DNS record: 

  • Choose the type of record: A-record
  • In the field Name or Host, type: @
  • In the field TTL, type: 10800
  • In the field Value, type: 107.20.241.149

NB! If your provider doesn't accept @ as a Host Name, we recommend leaving the Host/Host Name field blank or entering your domain name without the "www" in front.

3. Create a CNAME record

A CNAME record (Canonical Name record) connects www.yourdomain.com to your Portfoliobox site. It matches up the subdomain www to home.portfolioboxdns.com.

RECORD TYPE NAME / HOST TTL VALUE / POINTS TO
CNAME record www 10800 home.portfolioboxdns.com


Go to the DNS settings and add a new DNS record: 

  • Choose the type of record: CNAME-record
  • In the field Name or Host, type: www
  • In the field TTL, type: 10800
  • In the field Value, type: home.portfolioboxdns.com

NB! For some providers, you will need to add a dot "." at the end of the value.

4. Wait for the settings to propagate.

It may take up to 48h before your domain name configuration has propagated. When the settings have propagated, no matter you type www.yourdomain.com or domain.com in a browser, your site will be reached.

If you have an issue configuring your domain name or if it's still not working in a couple of days, please contact our support team who will gladly assist you. You can also check the troubleshooting page.


SSL Certificate

Shortly after you have configured your domain name, an SSL certificate will be generated. Our Pro subscription includes a free SSL certificate no matter you are using your own domain or a domain requested via Portfoliobox. The whole process of DNS propagation and SSL certification generation can take up to 60 hours. You will receive an email notification when your SSL certificate is ready.

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