To put your site on your live domain, it is a 2 step process: 

  1. Edit the setting of your domain with your domain registrar (Godaddy, NameCheap, etc).  See STEP 1 below for instructions on how to do this.
  2. Update your domain in Domain Manager


STEP 1


Option 1: Point your Nameservers (preferred method)

  • Log in to your account with your domain registrar (godaddy, or wherever you purchased your domain)
  • Change the nameservers to the following:

  • ns1.directorysecure.com
  • ns2.directorysecure.com

 

Important: If you have any email addresses currently set up and receiving email at this domain name, please let us know the MX records settings of your email provider (assuming you want to keep using the same provider) so we can make the appropriate adjustments to insure your email is routed properly. If you want to start using us as your email provider, also please let us know so we can pass on the setup information for your email accounts.



Helpful Links:


GoDaddy: How to Update Nameservers


Network Solutions: How to Update Nameservers


Namecheap: How to Update Nameservers


Bluehost: How to Update Nameservers



Option 2: Change the A record of your domain or subdomain in your DNS settings (alternative method)

  • Submit a ticket asking which IP address you should point your A record to.
  • Once you have this information from our support team, log in to your account with your domain registrar (godaddy, etc)
  • Change the A record of your domain (or your subdomain if the directory is going to be on a subdomain of your existing site) the IP address provided by our staff.
  • The Brilliant Directories team will update the server settings so your site displays on your live domain

 

Important: If you choose to use this method, your current email addresses will continue to function as they do now through their current setup. This is often a good option if you have an existing site and the current email accounts must not see any interruption in service whatsoever.

 

Helpful Links:


GoDaddy: How to Update A Record


Network Solutions: How to Update A Record


Namecheap: How to Update A Record

 

STEP 2


Connecting Your Domain

To connect your domain please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Settings - Domain Manager



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  2. Add your domain in the "Set New Primary Domain" box. Please note that if you are adding a primary domain you will need to add the "www." even if you plan on setting your website as a non-www website. If you are using a subdomain you must not add the "www." If for any reason you forget this information, the system will not allow you to proceed until you've entered the domain correctly:


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  3. Once you have entered your domain with the proper format you will be asked to add it in the "Confirm Domain" box:


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  4. Once you've complete that final step you may proceed to click on "Add Domain"

  5. You will be prompted by the system to confirm that you would like to proceed:


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  6. Click on "Yes, update domain".

  7. Your website is now live. You can confirm that your domain is live all around the world by using this free 3rd party tool:  https://geopeeker.com