Once a website is created and published, it is available under the test domain. In Calendesk, you can publish it on your own domain (purchased from a selected vendor). Calendesk does not sell domains.
To make it easier for you to connect your own domain, we will show you how to connect using an example on the GoDaddy platform.
In the Calendesk website editor, after selecting the “Edit” function button and then “Configure domain”, select the “Add own domain” button and follow the instructions in the next window.
At this stage, let’s proceed to the purchase your own domain on the website of an Internet service provider.
Example – GoDaddy – Internet service provider
It’s always a good idea to check for promotions on the Internet service provider’s website. Examples of such promotion are domains starting at €0.99 per month on uk.godaddy. When you enter the website, you can type the domain names that interest you.
After entering a name, you will see if the domain that you are looking for is available and which domain variants you can choose. For example, we decided to select a domain containing the word “cozydiet”.
When the appropriate variant is selected, we go to the shopping cart using the “Go to the cart” button.
We will see a summary of the purchase in the shopping cart, but before we approve it and pay, it is worth looking at what GoDaddy offers us. If you are not interested in other products, remove any unwanted add-ons and domains from your cart.
Make sure that the only product in the cart is the domain you selected, and the order amount is equal to what you expect. After selecting the “Continue to Checkout” function button, GoDaddy will ask you to create an account – create an account.
After completing your personal and payment details, you will see an order summary.
Your new domain needs to be activated, so it is often necessary to wait a moment for the Internet service provider to activate the domain after the purchase.
After activating the purchased domain, you can proceed to its configuration. The Calendesk platform in the editor provides helpful hints relating to data useful in the domain configuration process.
First, provide the name of the domain purchased.
After confirming the entered domain name, use the “Continue” button to go to the domain provider panel.
On the account created during registration on the GoDaddy platform, go to the “My Products” tab, scroll down, and select the domain you want to configure.
The next step is to select the ”DNS” button. You will see a list of records. From that list, edit only the two marked in the photo below.
To begin with, we edit the first record according to the data entered in the picture below, then add the second record shown in the next picture.
Record Type A
After adding these records, you will have to wait a while for GoDaddy to accept the changes you have made.
The following two items should be visible in the record list:
Now you can return to Calendesk and finish connecting the domain by selecting the “Verify domain operation” button.
After waiting a while, you can enter your domain address in the search engine and verify that it is working correctly. If it does not work, it is a sign that either the domain has not had time to configure and you need to check if it works later, or there was a mistake somewhere along the way, so you need to check if you have configured the domain correctly.
Note that your website is already certified, and you don’t need to worry about it. Calendesk will do it for you!