Domain Self Launch

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Domain self-launch gives you control over your website launch process in a new section on the general settings page.

There are now 4 options available for domain management:

  • Connecting an existing domain

  • Purchasing a domain through GoDaddy

  • Editing the .getbento subdomain

  • Launching the website.

Connecting an existing domain

Navigate to Settings > General and locate the Domains section at the top

Click ‘Connect Domain’ then select ‘Connect a domain I own elsewhere’. Click next to advance to the next window. Enter your domain without “www.” and click verify.

If GoDaddy is your registrar you will be prompted to login using your credentials and the configuration will be automatic. Otherwise, make sure to configure forwarding using the recommended settings from the domain provider. 

Dreamhost

Network Solutions

Here are general instructions for a registrar not listed above:

  • Login to your domain registrar.

  • Locate the DNS settings for your domain.

  • Delete any existing “www” A records.

  • For @ A records, use the IP address 151.101.1.75

  • For the CNAME, use the alias www and the host fast.getbento.com 

Since different domain registrars handle these settings differently, some questions may arise. Submit a request and we’ll be happy to help.

Purchase a Domain Through Go Daddy

Navigate to Settings > General and locate the Domains section at the top

Click ‘Connect Domain’ and select ‘Purchase a custom domain’ and click next. You will be redirected to GoDaddy’s domain purchase flow.

When complete, you will return to the General Settings page. It can still take up to 48 hours for the connection to take place, but in this flow, everything is automatically configured, and no additional action is needed.

Editing the getbento subdomain

In the Domain settings, you can now edit the BentoBox subdomain. A subdomain is unique address provided by BentoBox

Navigate to Settings > General and locate the Domains section at the top

Click the three dots options menu to the right of the listed domain, and select ‘Edit Subdomain’ You can change the subdomain to anything not already taken by another BentoBox customer. Click save and the page will refresh with the new domain set.

Launching The Website

Navigate to Settings > General and locate the Domains section at the top

Click the three dots options menu to the right of the listed domain, and select Launch Website.  Click ‘Yes, Launch’ in the modal. That’s it! The website will now be live and listed as ‘In Production’ in Kitchen.

For further assistance with this, or anything else BentoBox related, please reach out to our Support team by email at support@getbento.com or by phone at (646) 585-5021.