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This video is going to walk you through how to add a new domain to your account. So to begin with, you're going to navigate to the settings tab on the left-hand side, once you're in there, you're going to click on the domains tab right here, and a brand new account. This whole page would appear blank, but I have gone ahead and added a few domains in here just for the purpose of this video. But so just getting started, you're going to click on add new domain here. Now, a few things in here to point out, obviously, this is where you will add your domain. This note is going to be helpful when it comes to adding this information in your DNS settings, in your DNS provider. And then this right here is basically just robots dot text code allows robots on the internet to know how to navigate your website. So you don't need to add this, but just so you know what that is. So to begin with, I'm going to go ahead and show you a really common error that we see when you're trying to add a domain. And if, if either there's a typo or something's not configured properly, this is what will happen. So we're just going to go ahead and misspell this. So this will pop up. This is going to be the air that appears if something is not set up properly, I do already have a few domains in here. And so what I'm actually going to do is add a new domain to show you what that process looks like. And then I'll walk you through how I added the domains that have already been added. So I'm gonna go ahead and add the root domain. Now what that is, the root domain is just the, your domain without the www. This, this right here is the root. So www is a separate configuration in any other sub domains. Sub domains are like a go dot, you know, the demo the go dot would be the sub domain. And then the root domain is the demo account. So for this, I'm gonna go ahead and try to add this. I do need to configure this in my DNS settings. So your DNS provider is going to be whatever is hosting your domain. So we highly recommend using CloudFlare as a DNS provider. We've just found that it has least amount of issues when it comes to communicating with and connecting with other websites. But people use various other DNS providers like GoDaddy those work just fine. But for this video we're going to be using CloudFare. We do have other articles that walk you through how to add your domain in those other DNS providers. But again, for this video, we're going to be primarily in CloudFlare. So I'm going to head over to our cloud flare account. And this is what that looks like. So we already have a few things configured in here. As you saw in this, in here, I have www the go dot and funnels dot. So I have a couple of sub domains and also the www dot, but I want to walk you through how to get this root domain added. So you're in here and I'm going to click on add record. Now you have a couple of options when it comes to records to add, as you saw you, this is please make sure you have either an, a record pointing to this or a C name record pointing to this. And then when you're adding your domain, if you're adding the root, this is what it's going to say. The name of the domain to put. Now, if you're adding the www version, it's going to say, you just need to add www. So for this, this is what we want. And so we want to add the C name record. So it gives you the options of doing both seen in C name and a name record, what we found in CloudFlare. We recommend using the C name record, but in other, some other DNS providers sometimes have an issue with connecting C name records. And so we recommend that when that happens to try the Amy record instead, and what that would basically look like, is it, it appears that you have set up and configured everything properly, but it still, for some reason will not. Connect we recommend when that happens to try using the, a record instead, and that usually connects just fine, but in CloudFlare, we don't usually see that as an issue. So we're going to continue using C name record. And then right here, it'll tell you use the at symbol for your route. So I don't need to actually type in the root domain. I don't need to type in the demo account. I can just use app. And then right here, it populates, it shows the demo is an alias. And then the target is where it's pointing to. So I'm going to add this Into here. And another, another big thing that we see that causes issues for people is that in CloudFlare, it automatically defaults to turning the proxy status to proxied. That will not Connect. You will need to turn that off to DNS. Only as you can see down here, how you do that, you're just going to click on the orange cloud and it's going to switch to DNS only. Now, if I left that on proxy, and then I clicked save how you change it is you just click on that cloud again, it'll open up this and then you click on it. It'll go DNS only. And then you click save. Now, as you can see, even though I added the at symbol, it automatically populated with the whole root domain. So now what I can do since this has all been added properly, I can come back in here. I've already added this. So now I can click add. And now it says it's been added successfully. So now in here, when you've successfully added a domain, it's going to give you the option to select a funnel or website to add, to attribute the domain to you. Don't have to do this step right now. You can do this later. If, if you haven't created a funnel or a website yet where you don't know which one you want to attribute to this yet, you totally don't have to do this, but this will show you all of your options. And then you can click link. If you do want to do this. Now, if you don't, you can just come back in here when you're ready, click the pencil icon. And it'll say default page. And this is where you will select the page that you want to attribute to it. And then you'll click save there. So now I'm going to show you how I've added all of these. So we're going to start with the www. As you saw in here, I have this www already added and just like we did with the root domain, when you go to add a new domain, if you add the www dot and then anything, literally anything after it, it's automatically going to tell you, you only want to put the www in for your domain. What that means is in like where we added the at symbol here, and it populated with this, all you put is www and then the rest of the stuff stays the same. So once you've added that, it'll let you add it. And as we saw, I have already successfully done that. And then the last thing that I'm going to point out is how we got these sub domains. Now you can see, I don't have a go dot sub domain and a funnel's dot sub domain configured in here. What I do have instead is this little asterisked, this serves as a wild card. So you can add whatever sub domains you want. And however many of them you want without having to add a new record for each sub domain. So I have two sub domains in here and only one record that basically covers them all. So if you ever want to add multiple sub domains, this is key. This can be beneficial for various funnel pages. And also for your membership page, I'm adding this symbol here, keep in mind, this will only attribute it to this location. If you're adding it for your membership page, there's a separate page to do that within memberships. And we have a separate article that goes over that as well. But if you want to add just to general domain to your account general sub domain, you can add as many as you want. As long as you have this asterisked. Now I'm going to, there's another video. That's going to talk about how to configure these domains to your funnel and website pages. But for now, this has been a walkthrough of how to add a new domain to your account using CloudFlare.