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Custom URL

To add a bit of professional polish to your portfolio, we recommend that you use a Custom URL for your Dunked portfolio. We recommend iwantmyname.com for domain registration as they will point your domain to Dunked for you, eliminating the need to configure the subdomain as listed below.

If you already own a domain, you can continue on to the instructions for configuring the subdomain.

  1. Purchase your domain
  2. Configure the subdomain: e.g., www.YourPortfolio.com
  3. Configure the root domain: e.g., YourPortfolio.com
  4. Set Custom URL in Dunked admin

1. Purchase your domain

You may purchase your domain from any domain registrar, but we recommend iwantmyname.com as they will complete step 2 automatically for you. Dunked does not offer domain registration services, so you will need to use a third party to purchase a domain.

2. Configure the subdomain: e.g., www.YourPortfolio.com

When you register a domain name, you are registering a top level, root domain. For example, MyPortfolio.com. Typically, you will want to configure the subdomain to be www.YourPortfolio.com. However, you could also configure your subdomain to begin with work. or portfolio. instead of www.. Once you've decided upon your subdomain, you will need to add a CNAME record to the DNS Records via your domain provider's admin panel. This record will point to your Dunked URL: YourPortfolio.dunked.com (replacing YourPortfolio with your actual Dunked URL).

  1. Login to your domain provider's admin panel
  2. Open the available domain management page (may also be called the Advanced DNS Editor, DNS Manager or DNS Control Page).
  3. Locate existing CNAME Records or the option to add a new CNAME record if none currently exist (generally found within the DNS Records or Zone Filer Editor).
  4. In the Host/Name/Alias CNAME, enter your chosen subdomain, e.g. www, work or portfolio
  5. In the Points To/Value/Destination field, enter your Dunked URL, e.g., YourPortfolio.dunked.com
  6. If you have the option to edit the TTL field, reduce the TTL to 300 seconds
  7. Click to Save or Add Record to save the CNAME record

3. Configure the root domain: e.g., YourPortfolio.com

When you register a domain name, you will have a single root domain. If you wish for your portfolio to load on the root domain, you will need to complete one of the following options.

Recommended Option:

We recommend that you create a permanent redirect for your root domain so that it redirects to the subdomain that you previously created. You can set up a permanent redirect by creating 301 redirect that references the subdomain that you created (e.g., www.YourPortfolio.com).

If your domain registrar does not offer the option to create a permanent redirect, you can instead create an Address Record.

Alternate Option:

If you are unable to create a redirect, you'll need to create an Address (A or @) record. This option is less preferred as it would require for you to update the entry should the IP Address for Dunked change in the future. To create the Address Record, you will follow these steps:

  1. Login to your domain provider's admin panel
  2. Open the available domain management page (may also be called the Advanced DNS Editor, DNS Manager or DNS Control Page).
  3. Locate the existing A Record (often label as @).
  4. In the Points To/Value/Destination field, enter 162.209.17.37
  5. If you have the option to edit the TTL field, reduce the TTL to 300 seconds
  6. Click to Save the A record

4. Set Custom URL in Dunked admin

Log in to your Dunked admin area, and navigate to the General Settings. The General Settings page is accessible by clicking the gear icon in the left column. In the Custom URL field, enter the subdomain that you previously created (e.g., www.YourPortfolio.com, work.MySite.com).

Enter custom URL

Click Save Changes to save the updated information.

Note: DNS changes can take anywhere between 24-48hrs before being seen on the internet. If after 48hrs your DNS changes are not working, please contact your domain provider for help.

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016 03:53PM GMT
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