If you have your own domain (eg. .COM, .NET, .CO.CC, etc...) you can easily use it with our service to build your site under your own domain through Add-on Domains which essentially allows you to run more than one site under an account.

Adding Your Domain

  1. Login to your control panel
  2. Click on Add-on Domains
  3. Note the nameservers listed at the bottom (eg. ns1.gdk.mx / ns2.gdk.mx)
  4. Login to your domain registrar control panel (eg. GoDaddy, Name.com, etc...)
  5. Remove any existing nameserver records on the domain you want to add
  6. Add the nameservers listed in your control panel and save the domain
  7. Go back to your control panel
  8. Click on Add-on Domains
  9. Type the your domain name in the box without http:// or www. (eg. example.org)
  10. Click on Add Domain

If your DNS has been updated properly you will receive a success message and the appropriate files will be created in your file structure to use the domain.

If you receive an error, the issue is most likely that not enough time has passed between changing the nameservers and adding the domain, it can take upto 24~72 hours, however usually less than 4 hours in most cases.


Removing an Add-on Domain

This will remove not only the domain but also the files, domain records and e-mail so remember to take a backup beforehand.

If you intend on re-adding it later allow at least one (1) hour to pass before attempting to add the domain to the same or any other account you may have on the same service.

  • Login to your control panel.
  • Click on Add-on Domains.
  • Click the Remove button next to the domain you want to remove.

A parked domain is much like having two or more addresses for one site, for instance you could have the .net and .org versions of your domain all parked on the .com add-on domain so all three load the same website.

Adding a Parked Domain

  1. Login to your website control panel
  2. Click on Parked Domains
  3. Note the nameservers listed at the bottom (eg. ns1.example.com / ns2.example.com)
  4. Login to your domain registrar control panel (eg. Register.com, Name.com, etc...)
  5. Remove the existing nameservers from the domain you wish to park
  6. Add the nameservers from your control panel and save the domain
  7. Go back to your website control panel
  8. Click on Parked Domains
  9. Type the domain name in the box without http:// or www (eg. example.org)
  10. Select what site it will be parked on from the menu below
  11. Click on Add Parked Domain

If your DNS has been updated properly you will receive a success message and be able to type the domain to access the site you parked it on.

If you receive an error then most likely not enough time has passed between changing the nameservers and adding it to your control panel which can take between 24~72 hours (usually less than 4 hours on average).


Removing a Parked Domain

This will only remove the parked domain, it will not remove any files, e-mails or other information and, if you intend to re-add it either as a parked or add-on domain, to this or any other account on the same service, allow at least one (1) hour to pass before attempting to do so.

  • Login to your website control panel
  • Click on Parked Domains
  • Click Delete next to the entry you wish to remove

Subdomains are easy ways to expand your site into various sections or sub-sites, for instance you can have forums.example.com for your forums for easy and direct access.

Adding a Subdomain

  1. Login to your website control panel
  2. Click on Sub-domains
  3. In the box on the right, type the name of your sub-domain (eg. forums)
  4. From the dropdown menu on the right, select the domain to complete the record (eg. example.com)
  5. Click Add Domain

Once completed and if the subdomain is available, a new subdomain record will appear in the list below and a new folder will be created in your file structure to use the subdomain.


Removing a Subdomain

This will remove the subdomain, including any files, e-mails or other information associated with that subdomain so ensure you have a backup prior to removal.

  • Login to your website control panel
  • Click on Sub-domains
  • Click Delete next to the entry you wish to remove

Custom DNS records can be useful when you want to use third-party services for certain functions or to provide enhanced functionality to your site using your domain.

For instance, you can use Google Apps Standard Edition for e-mail and other functions for your site.

MX Records

MX Records are used to route your e-mail through your domain and tell it what machine is handling your e-mail.

You should only have the MX records of one service provider on your domain at any given time or you may encounter issues with mail being routed to multiple locations at random.


Deleting Existing MX Records

  1. Login to your website control panel
  2. Click on MX Records
  3. Click Delete next to each record you wish to remove

It would be wise to note the records you are deleting just in case you have to re-add them including the priority of each one.


Adding MX Records

  1. Login to your website control panel
  2. Click on MX Records
  3. Select the domain on the left via the dropdown menu (eg. example.org)
  4. Enter the MX record on the right (eg. mxrecord.example.net) as detailed to you by your provider
  5. Enter the Priority of the record (eg. 10) as detailed by your provider
  6. Click Add
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 as needed for each MX record

That is all that is needed to start routing your mail to third-party mail providers which you prefer.

CNAME records are records used to associate a new record (eg. mail.example.org) with an existing record (eg. ghs.google.com) this makes it so you anytime ghs.google.com changes its records, you do not have to change your records too.

Adding CNAME Records

Remember, you must configure a CNAME record on both sides so once you have it set in your control panel, visit your service provider and add the same record for their service if necessary.

  • Login to your website control panel
  • Click on CNAME Records
  • On the left, type the name of your record (eg. mail) for the Record Name
  • From the dropdown menu in the middle, select the domain (eg. example.org)
  • Under Destination on the right, type the destination of the record (eg. ghs.google.com) as detailed by your provider without the trailing period or dot
  • Click Add
  • Repeat steps 3-6 as needed

Removing CNAME Records

  • Login to your website control panel
  • Click on CNAME Records
  • Click on Delete next to each record you wish to remove

Nameservers

Below are the necessary nameservers you should use in configuring your domain, you will need at minimum two (2) if you cannot use all four.

  • ns1.gdk.mx
  • ns2.gdk.mx