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Domain Name Guide: 1and1

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2012 01:41PM BST
This article will briefly cover how to configure your 1&1 domain name to point to SupaDupa. This assumes that you want it configured so when a person visits example.com or www.example.com they see your SupaDupa boutique immediately.


1/. Log in to your 1&1 account.

2/. You are now on your Account overview page. Click on "Domains".

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3/. You are now on your Domains list. Find your domain in the list (without the www at the front) and click on it.

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4/. You are now on the configuration page for the non-www version of your Domain name.

4a/. Set the Destination box to "Forward Your Domain".

4b/. Set your forwarding Destination to "http://www.example.com/", please note you must have http://, and you must have the www. part, so if your domain is sallysboutique.com, then you should enter "http://www.sallysboutique.com/" into the box.

4c/. Choose "HTTP Redirect" as the forwarding type. (do NOT choose the Frame Redirect!!)

4d/. Click OK.

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5/. You now see a confirmation Page. Click Go To Overview.

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6/. You are now taken to your Domain list page again. Mouse over the "New" drop down, and choose "Create Subdomain"


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7/. You now see the Create Subdomain page. Enter "www" in the box on the left, and choose your domain name from the drop down on the right. Then click OK.

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8/. You are now taken to your Domains list page again. You will see a new row added for your www sub domain. Tick the box for this Subdomain row, then mouse over the DNS menu at the top, and click "Edit DNS".

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9/. Change "General Settings" to "CNAME". In the "Alias" box, enter "mysupadupa.com". Tick the confirmation box. Click OK.

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10/. You will now see a confirmation page, click to go to the overview, and you will arrive back at your 1&1 domains list.

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Your 1&1 setup is now complete. You should now add your domain name (with www) to your SupaDupa boutique.

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It make take 24-48 hours for everyone else on the Internet to be able to access your boutique directly via your domain name.

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