How To Connect A Domain
To publish a site on a live domain, follow this 2 step process:
- Point the domain to Brilliant Directories through the domain registrar (Godaddy, NameCheap, etc) by using either the Nameserver Method or A Record Method
- Update the domain of the site in the Domain Manager (steps shown below)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to do both of the steps above to complete the process of publishing the website on a live domain.
Update The Domain Of The Site In The Domain Manager
This is the area of the admin where the domain of the website is added. Once ready to publish the website on a live domain, first point the domain to Brilliant Directories, by following the steps here:
How To Connect A Domain To A Brilliant Directories Website
If adding a primary domain add "www." even if this is not going to be the final version of the domain. If using a subdomain do not add "www.".
To connect a domain, navigate to Settings >> Domain Manager and click on Connect My Domain:
Click on "Yes, Continue":
If the website does have the SSL add-on and VIP Add-Ons subscription, the system will prompt the user to install SSL on the website, click Yes to install SSL:
The domain is now live with SSL security:
If it is a live domain that is connected, additional information like Domain Registrar, Domain Expiry Date, Connection Method, and Nameservers will display in this section:
Remember: When changing the domain of a website, in rare cases it can take up to 48 hours for the new domain to work. See if the website is online here:
There are also two additional tabs that can be found under Domain Manager:
More information about each of these tabs can be found in the articles down below:
Settings >> Domain Manager >> SSL Security
Settings >> Domain Manager >> Email Deliverability
For additional questions or help setting this up, please submit a ticket to [email protected] or create a ticket HERE.