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Setting up your very own branded domain

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So you’ve just upgraded to pro or enterprise and wish to use your very own branded domain on Lickstats?

Step 1. Choose between a subdomain vs a root domain

A subdomain is a subset of a domain such as go in go.mtlnewtech.com.

A root domain is the root-level of a domain such as c2m.tl.

Using a subdomain is great if you wish to use a domain on Lickstats you already use for other things. Using a root domain is the way to go to keep things as short as possible but usually implies purchasing and dedicating a domain to Licktats.

Once last thing... Both subdomains and root domains are hostnames.

Step 2. Configure DNS settings

This is done using the dashboard of your domain name registrar (that’s where you purchased your domain).

For subdomains, add a subdomain of your liking using a CNAME record and point it to one of the following hostnames.

If your audience is closest to New York City, use cname.nyc2.lickstats.com.

If your audience is closest to Frankfurt, use cname.fra1.lickstats.com.

For root domains, add an A record and point it to one of the following IPs.

If your audience is closest to New York City, use 45.55.102.37.

If your audience is closest to Frankfurt, use 104.248.102.96.

For root domains (continued), add a www CNAME record and point it to one of the following hostnames.

If your audience is closest to New York City, use cname.nyc2.lickstats.com.

If your audience is closest to Frankfurt, use cname.fra1.lickstats.com.

Step 3. Wait for DNS propagation

When you add DNS records such as CNAME and A records, the internet has to adjust. This is done through a process called DNS propagation which can take up to 24 hours, but usually takes less than an hour.

Step 4. Confirm everything is working

For subdomains, use https://dnschecker.org/#CNAME/go.mtlnewtech.com to confirm your hostname points to either cname.nyc2.lickstats.com or cname.fra1.lickstats.com (replace go.mtlnewtech.com with your hostname).

For root domains, use https://dnschecker.org/#A/c2m.tl to confirm your hostname points to either 45.55.102.37 or 104.248.102.96 (replace c2m.tl with your root domain).

For root domains (continued), use https://dnschecker.org/#CNAME/www.c2m.tl to confirm www points to either cname.nyc2.lickstats.com or cname.fra1.lickstats.com (replace c2m.tl with your hostname).

All done!

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