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How to Set up your Custom Domain (CNAME Record) in GoDaddy

If you are using GoDaddy as your domain hosting provider, then you need to follow the next steps to configure your domain settings.

Add a CNAME Record

1. Sign in to GoDaddy and navigate to My products  Domains → DNS.

2. Click on ADD.

3. In Type, select CNAME from the drop-down menu.

4. As Host is considered the part of your domain that appears before the naked domain. For example, if your naked domain is yourschool.com and you want to create the subdomain www.yourschool.com, Host should be set to www. In case you want to use another subdomain, e.g. academy.yourschool.com, you have to add academy instead of www in Host.

5. Insert your LearnWorlds url in Points to.

Check if the CNAME record is successfully added

1. Go to Google Admin Toolbox.

2. Insert your subdomain free of https:// or / at the end (e.g. www.yourschool.com)

3. If the CNAME record is correct, the LearnWorlds url will appear in Target.

Request the domain's change in your school settings

1. Navigate to Site builder → Site Settings → Domain.

2. Type the subdomain.

3. Click on Verify Domain → Click on Change Domain.

4. The verification message will appear. Your domain will be ready within 48 hours of your request.

Notes

  • If you already have a CNAME DNS record with www as Host, you can click on the pencil icon to edit the existing entry and insert your school URL. However, if the entry currently points to another live website, this change will affect the site and it will not be reachable anymore.



  • Once the new domain is ready, you and your learners should use only this custom domain and not the LearnWorlds one you have been using until that moment. 
  • An SSL Certificate is issued for your custom domain so the whole site will be encrypted/secure. This greatly influences your school's ranking in Google's Search Engine.

If you want to also use your naked domain, click here to check the steps.

If you want to upload SCORM files in your learning activities, click here to see the additional steps you need to take.


You can find more useful information about custom domains here.

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