How do I setup a Custom Domain with GoDaddy?

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If you haven't read our general instructions on  setting up a custom domain, please do so first! This article assumes you have already registered your domain with GoDaddy. 

IN THIS ARTICLE
Connecting a Primary Domain  (www.yourdomain.com)
Connecting a Subdomain (watch.yourdomain.com)

Connecting a Primary Domain (www.yourdomain.com)

  1. Login to GoDaddy.com 
  2. Go to "My Account" 
  3. Open the "Domains" panel 
  4. Click the "Launch" button on the domain you wish to connect 
  5. Click the "DNS Zone File" tab
  6. Click "Edit Record" on the CNAME record for "www"
  7. Edit the Zone Record so that "www" points to "dns.vhx.tv" with a TTL of 1-hour
  8. Click 'Finish' on the Edit Zone Record window.  
  9. Click 'SAVE' on the DNS Zone File 
  10. Click back to your Settings Page 
  11. Click the "Manage" link listed under Forwarding
  12. If you domain does not have forwarding, add it now
  13. Set your non-www domain to PERMANENT REDIRECT (301) to your full www domain. Be sure to check the box for "Update my nameservers" - this will ensure your domain is pointing back to GoDaddy and will redirect properly.
  14. Click Save and you're all done with GoDaddy!  
  15. In your VHX Admin, go to the "Distribution" section and then "Platforms". Click "Settings" for your website and enter your full Custom Domain - http://www.yourdomain.com/
  16. Click "Test Domain". If your domain is properly connected, click Save and you're all set!

Connecting a Subdomain (watch.mydomain.com)

  1. Login to GoDaddy.com  
  2. Open the "Domains" panel  
  3. Click the "Launch" button on the domain you wish to connect  
  4. Click the "DNS Zone File" tab
  5.  Click "Add Record" 
  6. Choose "CNAME (Alias)" from the dropdown. 
    - Enter your desired subdomain for "Host" - this can be anything you wish! watch, buy, discover, shop, etc.  
    - Enter "dns.vhx.tv" for Points To. 
    - Keep TTL as 1 hour.
  7. Click 'Finish' and Save your changes in the DNS Zone File area. 
  8. You're done with GoDaddy!  
  9. In your VHX Admin, go to the "Distribution" section and then "Platforms". Click "Settings" for your website and enter your full Custom Domain - http://www.yourdomain.com/
  10. Click "Test Domain". If your domain is properly connected, click Save and you're all set!

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