Pointing an existing domain name to your XSite

This document explains how to point an existing external domain name to your XSite.

Document 1003  |  Last updated:  03/09/2020 MJY

If desired, you can have your XSite hosted on a domain you've purchased separately. Before getting started, you'll need to retrieve your account login info for the domain control panel. This is usually the login for your registrar (i.e. GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Register.com, etc) but if you got your domain from a previous website provider, you may need to contact them for this information.

It can take up to a few days for the rest of the web to recognize you've changed your domain settings. This is normal for any website and not under our control.

Additionally, pointing your domain to your XSite will not result in a la mode taking over your domain's management. You'll still be responsible for renewing it separately with the company from whom you purchased it.

Due to the differences in all of the various registrar's systems, our support technicians are not able to assist you with this process. If you have questions about where to enter the following information, please contact your registrar.

  1. Start by accessing your DNS configuration tools at your registrar's website. You should have a Login ID and Password from when you first signed up with them.
  2. From there, change the settings on your domain to those listed below. If you're not comfortable doing this, contact your domain provider to make these changes for you.
    WWW CNAME Record
    cname.appraiserxsites.com
    @ Record  (also called an 'A' record)
    66.210.173.37
    If you're not familiar with these record types and what they indicate, Google's KnowledgeBase provides a detailed explanation. Click here for more information about WWW CNAME Records, or click here for details about @ Records.
  3. Once Steps 1 and 2 are complete, you must send an email to domains@alamode.com to notify us of your changes, so we can configure our servers to respond to requests for your domain. Be sure to include your Customer Number and your domain name.

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