This guide will walk you through connecting your domain from an Onamae.com 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 into your WebDirect account, please refer to this article.
Once you are on the ‘Domains’ page in WebDirect. Click on "+Add domain"
Enter your domain www.yourdomain.com (be sure to include ‘www’) and click on ‘Add’. 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 Onamae.com account
Visit Onamae.com and log in via the ‘Login’ button at the top right side of the screen.
In the next window, enter your username and password.
Once you are logged in, you will see the ‘Onamae.com Navi’ view. Click ‘DNS’ on the top menu.
There are 2 options. Select the domain DNS setting on the top, then click [Next].
In the list, you’ll see your purchased domains. Select the domain you’d like to connect. If you’ve only purchased one domain, the list will only show a single domain. After choosing your domain, click [Next].
On next page, there are several options to choose from. Choose 4th option called [Edit DNS Setting].
Step 4 - Set up your CNAME & A record
On the next screen, you’ll see a list of DNS ‘Records’. In order to change your CNAME record, look for ‘CNAME’ in the TYPE column. Add ‘www’ in the Host Name column. Add ‘suite-sites.booking.com’ in the VALUE column.
Click the add button to the right side (see screenshot). If you already connected a domain to another website, you’ll see it in the list below.
To change your A record, look for ‘A record’ in the TYPE column, leave Host Name empty in the Host Name column, then add ‘220.127.116.11’ in the VALUE column.
Click the add button to the right side (see screenshot).
Do not change the TTL – it should still display ‘1 Hour’. Once you have completed these steps, click save.
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, please follow these steps.
Hint: 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.