Domain Setup: Netfirms

  1. Log into your Netfirms control panel. Scroll down to the Domains section of the control panel and click on Domain Central to view a list of your domain names.
  2. Click on the domain name you want to use with your board. This will expand the settings for that domain name.
  3. Click on the tab labelled DNS. Screenshot of your expanded domain settings, on the DNS tab.
  4. From the dropdown menu, select A Record.
  5. Under the Hosts column, locate the * entry and from the dropdown menu in the Action column, select Remove.
  6. From the dropdown menu, select CNAME Alias.
  7. Under the Host field, enter your domain name (i.e., example.com) if you want to use your full domain with the board. If you want to use a subdomain, such as forums.example.com, enter just the subdomain (in this case, forums).
  8. Under the Points To: field, enter s#.zetaboards.com or z#.zIFBoards.com, where the # is the number that appears in your board's URL. Example CNAME record that will set forums.example.com to point to your board.
  9. Click Add to save the CNAME record.
  10. If you are using your full domain with your board, repeat steps 7 and 8. This time, for Host, enter www. When you are finished, you will have two CNAME records: one for www.example.com and one for example.com.

Your changes may take a few hours (sometimes as many as 24 hours) to take effect. Once your changes have taken effect, visiting your domain or subdomain will result in a message stating that it is pointing to a ZetaBoards or zIFBoards server but not yet set up for a board. Go to your Admin CP's Domain Manager to add your domain to your board.



domains/netfirms.txt ยท Last modified: 2015/01/09 16:02 (external edit)