Choosing domain name and DNS setting up
Before we can proceed with setting up environment for your reseller site, you should provide your domain name (the name of your Reseller website).
NOTE: Domain Name (DNS) Registration assures you exclusive use of your domain name for a specific time - generally two years.
One of the most basic, yet most critical steps in the process of building an e-business is to select and register a domain that will serve as the home of your business.
You may register a domain for your business simply because you like it, but it should follow the pattern:
- My_site_name.com, where "my_site_name" is the name of your website.
- using the ".com" domain is not obligatory - you can use any other domain e.g. ".us", ".net", ".ch", etc.
Note, that your domain shouldn't point to any existing site as it'll be redirected to point to your Reseller site. If you've already have your site set and you would like to have your Reseller site as a part of it, then we recommend using subdomains. You can choose any subdomain you like, but we recommend following the pattern:
- Subdomain_name.My_site_name.com, where "my_site_name" is the name of your website, "subdomain_name" is the name of your subdomain.
You can register you domain name with any domain name provider you like, i.e.:
You do not need to worry about hosting stuff as your website will be hosted in the cloud. All you need to do is choose a name and register it.
Upon completion the domain name registration you have to create the proper CNAME DNS record.
NOTE: A CNAME record redirects site visitors from the domain name they entered in their browsers to another domain name - in your case, your Reseller website. Using CNAME to point to a website location instead of an actual IP address also allows iBuildApp to better guarantee high-availability.
In other words, your registered domain name should point to your Reseller site hosted in the cloud, that's why you have to perform the DNS setup.
Since the procedure may be too "techy" for you, we would recommend your technical support provider to set it up.
Here is the example of a proper CNAME record:
| My_site_name.com | IN CNAME | web.resellers.ibuildapp.com
where "My_site_name.com" is your website name.
Provide your system administrator or your provider's support team with the pattern above and the name of your website, so they could create a proper CNAME DNS record.
If you would like to set up the CNAME record on your own let's take a quick glance at what's involved. The detailed steps will depend on your specific configuration. Refer to your account where your domain name is registered and open CNAME form addition. See below the example of the form. Choose record type 'CNAME', for Alias Name enter you Reseller site domain name, for host name enter web.resellers.ibuildapp.com.
Also, you may set up A-record, if it is impossible to set up CNAME.
Our server IP-address for A-record is: 18.104.22.168
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