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With both zIFBoards and ZetaBoards, it is possible to use a custom domain name (
example.com) with a board.
My domain is already used on my website. What do I do?
You can set up a subdomain (
forums.example.com) to point to your board.
Can I point yourname.com/myboard/ to my forum?
No; however, you can put a redirect page in the myboard directory on your server. You do not need to set up any domain in the Domain Manager.
How do I find the correct IP to which I can point my domain?
Look at this list.
Purchasing a Domain
The domain you register is up to you. As long as the registrar, the company through which you register the domain, supports DNS records, it will work with your board.
Using a Free Domain/Subdomain
Many providers offer free subdomains (yourboard.provider.com) that also work with the Domain Manager. ZetaBoards does not offer technical support for these providers, however, based on customer experiences, the following providers might work: