You’ve probably heard of ClickFunnels. For those of you who haven’t, it’s a popular marketing platform originally designed for online stores. You’ll get a free account with ClickFunnels, and you can use the service to create landing pages, sales pages, and more.
While you can use the standard version of the service, there is an additional step you can take to truly customise your online presence.
In this article, you are going to learn how to set up a custom domain on Godaddy (affiliate link), which will then be linked to your ClickFunnels account. You’ll discover how to generate quality traffic and how to measure the success of your marketing efforts.
Sign Up For A Free Account
GoDaddy is the first and the most popular domain provider, with over a million domains under management. To get started, visit the site and click the Get Started button. You’ll then be presented with the standard terms and agreements. Read them carefully, and then click the I agree button at the bottom of the page.
After you’ve completed the sign up process, you will be presented with the Welcome to My Account page. From here, you can access your account dashboard, where you can create a new domain or modify the details of an existing one.
If you already have a domain with GoDaddy, then you can log in using the website’s login link, or you can click the Log In button on the account dashboard.
Customise Your Domain
On the account dashboard, you have the option of adding custom CSS to the website pages that are already deployed. Simply click on the Site Admin link next to the domain name and login to your account. You can then make changes to the CSS of your site.
On the left-hand side of the dashboard, you’ll see a menu with several options. Hover over Customize DNS to see the sub-items in the menu. You can add a new A record, CNAME record, or DNS sub-domain. For this article, we’ll use the CNAME record option to point our custom domain to our VPS.
To set up the CNAME record, click on the text box next to the option, and then type in the CNAME you wish to use. For example, if you are setting up a brand.com domain, then the CNAME record would be brand.
Next, you will be presented with the DNS manager. Here, you can see the current records for your domain. To create a new record, click on the Add button next to the desired record type, and then enter the details of the A record (the IP address that your domain will resolve to).
Navigate To Your New Domain
After you’ve completed the sign up process and customised your domain, you can navigate to it using any web browser. Type in the www.yourdomain.com into the address bar and hit enter.
By doing this, you are essentially telling the world that www.yourdomain.com is your address, and it will resolve to the IP address you’ve assigned to your VPS.
If you are getting this message:
- It means that your VPS is successfully integrated with DNS.
- It means that the IP address you’ve entered is valid.
- It means that www.yourdomain.com is accessible via the internet.
You can confirm this by navigating to [http://ipaddress.com](http://ipaddress.com) and entering the IP address you’ve used in your VPS’ settings. (e.g. 123.456.78.90
In addition to being able to navigate to your domain, you can also test the connection speed and review the SSL certificate for Google Chrome. Simply type in chrome://inspect in the address bar and hit enter. Then click on the Certificate tab to view the details of the certificate.
If you are running a business, then you might want to take advantage of the free dedicated IP addresses that are provided by GoDaddy. With a dedicated IP, you don’t have to worry about DNS issues stemming from domain name changes, as all your domains will automatically be routed to the IP you’ve chosen. While this might not sound like a huge deal, it can be quite handy when you’re trying to establish yourself as an authority in your niche.
To learn more, visit GoDaddy’s dedicated IP page.
Customising your domain name is a great way to further establish your authority in your niche and to make your site more unique. In this article, you’ve learned how to set up a custom domain on GoDaddy, which can then be used with your ClickFunnels account. If you’ve been looking for a way to truly customise the way your users interact with you online, then this is the perfect solution.