Flywheel provides each site with an IP address to which domains can be pointed. This is useful if you own, for example,
waitexpecations.com, and would like it to resolve to a Flywheel site.
If you’re brand new to the world of domain names, some of the terminologies may seem a little confusing. If you ever feel stuck, feel free to reference our Glossary of DNS terms.
1. Add the domain to your Flywheel site and note the IP address
2. Log in to eNom
4. Configure the A record
5. Configure CNAME record for www
5. Optional: Configure the wildcard (*) A record
6. Double-check your work
Note: DNS propagation times
Note: Custom nameservers
wwwversion of the domain will be added (uncheck the box to skip this step)
For more information, visit eNoms help article on adding A records.
If you added the
www version of your domain earlier, you’ll want to set up a CNAME record as well. A CNAME (aka canonical name) points a subdomain to another domain name.
For example, with a CNAME in place, visitors entering
www.waitexpectations.com in their browser will be re-routed to
waitexpectations.com. Without a CNAME record, visitors will instead reach an error page.
For more information, visit eNom’s help article on adding CNAME records.
The default setup on eNom is to have all versions of your domain controlled by a single wildcard (*) A record. If you want subdomains of your domain to point to different websites, you’ll want to remove this record. Otherwise, you should point this to your Flywheel site’s IP address.
If you get stuck, or have any questions along the way, we’d love to help! Reach out to our support team with a screenshot of your current DNS records or provide us with your current registrar login for assistance.
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