This guide will walk you through connecting your domain from a GoDaddy account to your WebDirect site.
Step 1 - Add your domain to WebDirect
To connect your domain to your website, you need to add the specific domain name to your WebDirect account. Your domain configuration can be managed on the ‘Domains’ page in the ‘Settings’ tab of WebDirect. In case you need help logging in to your WebDirect account, please refer to this article.
Once you are on the ‘Domains’ page in WebDirect, navigate to the ‘More domains’ section. Enter your domain www.yourdomain.com (be sure to include ‘www’) and click on ‘Add’. Your domain should now be listed above. Save your changes by clicking on ‘Save’ in the lower right side of the page.
Step 2 - Set up your 301 redirects.
If you recently purchased your domain please proceed to Step 3 directly.
If you have an existing website under your personalised domain please follow these instructions and then proceed to step 3.
Step 3 - Log in to your Aruba account
Visit aruba.it and log in via the ‘customer area’ button at the top right of the screen.
This will open a menu with another ‘customer area’ button – click the ‘customer area’ button.
In the next window, enter your login name and password.
Step 4 - Set up your CNAME record
Once you are logged in, you should see the ‘Customer Area Hosting’ view. Click on the ‘GO TO CONTROL PANEL’ button to the right of the domain you would like to connect.
If you purchased one domain, the list will only show a single domain.
In the next screen, you will see a list of the services active for your domain. On this page, click the ‘DNS and Name Server Management’ option in the ‘Domain utility’ section.
This will open the page where all the DNS records are listed.
First, check the ‘A Record’ section to see if there is a record with ‘www’ as a host. If it is already there, delete it.
To delete it, enter in the ‘A Record’ section by clicking on the ‘Manage’ button.
Once inside the ‘A Record’ section, select the ‘www’ record, then click on ‘Delete’ in the top left corner. Next, click ‘Continue’.
Now we can add the ‘www’ record to the ‘CName Record’ section.
Click on ‘Manage’ in that section.
Now fill the ‘Host’ field with ‘www’, and the CName field with ‘suite-sites.booking.com’.
Click ‘Add Record’, then ‘Continue’.
After the www CNAME has been created, scroll down to the end of the DNS records page and click ‘Save Configuration’.
Step 5 – Setting your primary domain
The last step is to set your domain name as primary. If you have multiple domains added to your account, you will need to set only one of your domain names as primary. Your other domains will then be automatically redirected to your primary domain. Visitors who access your website will then always see this primary domain in their browser bar.
In order to set your primary domain, navigate to the ‘Domains’ in the WebDirect ‘Settings’ tab. In the ‘More domains’ section, hover over the domain you would like to set as primary, then click on the ‘Make primary domain’ button. Be sure you save your changes by clicking on the ‘Save’ button in the lower right side of the page.
NOTE: You can only set your domain as primary if you made the necessary changes with your domain provider. If this has not been done, you will receive the error message: ‘This domain is not ready to be set as your primary. DNS records could take up to 4 hours to update – please try again later’.
In case you need help configuring your domain, please refer to our step-by-step guide here.