where should i add my domain name ?

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i alredy have my own domain name ( www.mydomain.com ) , should i put my domain name as my site title ( or name )
where in synthasite.com should i enter my own domain name .

thank you .
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Daisy

Your site title can be whatever you want it to me. It does not have to be the same as your domain name.

You enter your domain name when you publish your site. If you already own a domain you are going to need to set it up to point to SynthaSite. I am going to share the instructions with you. They are a bit technical, unfortunately. If you get stuck with them the company you bought the domain from should be able to help you.

We have a tutorial outlining the steps to configuring your domain, giving two popular domain name registrars as examples: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/p....

There are also instructions on how to use ZoneEdit if your domain name registrar does not provide you with domain name management. However, most domain name registrars can assist you with an A record, in which case you would not need to use a third party service like ZoneEdit.

These are general instructions on how to configure your domain to point to SynthaSite. If you require specific help with the interface of your domain name registrar, please contact them for support.

How to configure a domain name you already own:

1. Log in to your chosen domain registrar (eg. GoDaddy.com, Register.com).
2. Go to the DNS Management page.
3. Set up an A Record.
4. The IP address of your record must point to: "208.75.208.172"

Please note that it can take up to 48 hours (although usually less) for these changes to take effect and you need to contact your domain registrar if you need help in that regard. Feel free to forward any instructions you receive from them to us so that we can advise you further.

Once you have configured your DNS settings, click the yellow "Publish My Site" button in SynthaSite, "I already own a domain name". Fill in your domain name and follow the prompts to publish your site.

If you have any difficulty with this please let us know.

Once your site is published to your domain the hard part is over and you will be able to edit your site and then update it with a single click.