This guide will walk you through connecting your domain from a Aliyun 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 Aliyun account
Visit Aliyun https://cn.aliyun.com and login to your account. Next, click ‘Control Panel’.
Step 4 - Set up your CName and A record
Click ‘Domain’ on the left side of the screen.
After entering the control panel, select your domain name.
Please check if your domain name has been certified, otherwise it cannot be connected. Next, click the settings button.
Your ‘www’ CName record should point to suite-sites.booking.com. The @ A Record should point to 126.96.36.199.
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.