The easiest way to start your online store is to purchase your domain directly from your CloudCart control panel. This way all of the necessary settings are already in place and you don't need to worry about doing any additional configurations. In addition, the DNS settings of the domain would be accessible straight from your account so the support team can help with any arisen situation.
Registering a CloudCart domain name:
1. Go into your control panel > Settings > Domains > Buy new domain
2. Place your desired domain into the search field. Add the extension as well (.com .net .org etc.)
Please note that different domains have different pricings, which are determined by the Domain Registry. Make sure you double-check the costs before finalizing the purchase, as some domains are considered premium and they can be worth up to several thousand dollars.
* If the domain you are looking for is not available, our system would recommend a similar domain name:
3. After choosing your desired domain, click on "Buy this domain" and you would be taken to the last step of the transaction:
I. Domain Contact - Here, you would need to add your personal details so the domain can be registered under your name.
II. Store Address - As the name suggests, list the address of your online store here.
III. Payment method - Choose a card under your account, if you don't have one added already.
Please make sure to check all information once more and finalize the payment.
4. Your new domain would then be available right away.
* If you want this domain to become the main one under your site, please make sure to enable that from "Set as primary"
You can check our article regarding how to install an SSL certificate here
The DNS (Domain Name System) is the zone through which all domain settings are being controlled. You can find more information about the process here.
* All domain names bought from CloudCart are using the DNS settings of the company. This way your Website and Emails would be automatically connected to your new domain without the need for any additional configurations from your end.
If you want to perform any DNS changes, please click on "DNS records" and you can add a new record from inside, as in the menu:
* Please note that all DNS changes can take from 2 to 48 hours of propagation before it can become active.
After purchasing and setting up your domain, your store would become visible online within a few hours. Please note that all changes, which you do on your online store would be saved successfully, so you can start building your online store right away!
Please don't hesitate to check additional information about your Domain & SSL