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Custom Domain / Vanity URL
Looking to use your own domain name with Sonoran CMS? We've made it easy for you!
Only the Community Owner will have access to change and view Custom Domain settings.
Each community gets a FREE vanity URL, vanity URLs allow all communities to get access to the community homepage without a login.
Your community's vanity URL can be found in your
Administrative Panel > Custom Domain.
Sonoran CMS - Vanity URL
The vanity URL will take users to the home page created in the website builder.
Sonoran CMS - Homepage
Custom Domain requires a Pro subscription.
This can be a root domain
sonoranroleplay.comor a subdomain
Sonoran CMS - Custom Domain
Sonoran CMS - DNS Record Settings
In your domain's DNS records, add a
CNAMEtype record with:
Nameset to the subdomain or
@for the root domain
Some DNS providers are different! Check with your DNS provider if using a "root domain" (i.e. sonoranroleplay.com instead of cms.sonoranroleplay.com) to see what to add as the
name. Typically it is
@or left blank.
You will also need to add a
TXTtype record with:
Contentset to your community's UUID, which is displayed in the Custom Domain prompt.
The example record below sets
cms.sonoranroleplay.comas the custom login page URL.
Cloudflare - DNS Record
Cloudflare Users: Be sure to have the DNS record proxy DISABLED - and set to
If you are using Sonoran Servers, our company's server hosting, for your domain name please note the differences in how to enter the settings pictured below. Each DNS provider is a bit different and requires different input for the Host Name.
Typically the Host Name is left blank or in this case a
@is used to point the record at the root domain name of "
Sonoran Servers - DNS Record
When updating or changing an existing DNS record, it may take some time for the change to propagate (based on your TTL). You can try running
ipconfig /flushdnsin a Windows CMD window and restart your browser. Otherwise, you can test with other browsers/devices/users while you wait.
Set Custom Domainin the CMS to save.
Sonoran CMS - Set Custom Domain
Your new domain name will be shown below your vanity URL.
Sonoran CMS - Custom Domain Display
Custom domains prevent other Sonoran CMS communities from being visible. You will need to use the root
sonorancms.comdomain to view multiple communities at once.