How To Connect A Domain

To publish a site on a live domain, follow this 2 step process: 

  1. Point the domain to Brilliant Directories through the domain registrar (Godaddy, NameCheap, etc) by using either the Nameserver Method or A Record Method
  2. Update the domain of the site in the Domain Manager (steps shown below)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to do both of the steps above to complete the process of publishing the website on a live domain.

Update The Domain Of The Site In The Domain Manager

This is the area of the admin where the domain of the website is added.   Once ready to publish the website on a live domain, first point the domain to Brilliant Directories, by following the steps here:

How To Connect A Domain To A Brilliant Directories Website

To connect a domain through the Domain Manager follow these instructions:


Go to Settings >> Domain Manager. Add a domain in the "Set New Primary Domain" box. 

If adding a primary domain add "www." even if this is not going to be the final version of the domain. If using a subdomain do not add "www.".

Add the new domain with the proper format in the "Confirm Domain" box:

Click on "Yes, update domain":

The website is now live.

Remember: When changing the domain of a website, in rare cases it can take up to 48 hours for the new domain to work. See if the website is online here:

If the website has the VIP Add-Ons the system will ask to install the SSL:

Additional Information:
Managed SSL/HTTPS Security Certificate

For additional questions or help setting this up, please submit a ticket to [email protected] or create a ticket HERE.