Domain management

A domain is the URL or website address where your customers go to find your store online. You manage your domain settings for your online store on the Domains page in your KitCart admin. The domain that is displayed when customers visit your online store is your primary domain. If you want to change the domain that customers use to visit your store, then you can add your custom.com domain, and set it to be your primary domain.

Domain set up is only available for the Start Up and Scale Up Pricing plans.

Adding a custom domain helps you to establish your brand and build trust in your online store. By default, your primary domain has the format kitcart.shop/examplestore when you sign up for KitCart. If you want to change the domain name your customers see when they log in to your online store, then you need to add a custom domain, such as www.examplestore.com

You can add up to 20 domains or sub domains together with your primary KitCart domain. If you don’t already own a custom domain, you can buy from a third-party provider, like GoDaddy, Name, Namecheap, Purkbun, etc.

 

  • Adding a domain name to KitCart
  • Connect your third-party domain to KitCart
  • Edit your domain name


 

  • Adding a domain name to KitCart

Adding a custom domain helps you to establish your brand and build trust in your online store. By default, your primary domain has the format kitcart.shop/examplestore when you sign up for KitCart. If you want to change the domain name your customers see when they log in to your online store, then you need to add a custom domain, such as www.examplestore.com, your store name assumed as Examplestore. It is important that you add only registered domains to your store.

The steps to add a domain name to your online store is as follows;

  1. From your admin, click Settings > Domain Management
  2. Click Add Domain
  3. Add your domain name and save

 

  • Connect your third-party domain to KitCart

If you already own a custom domain from a third-party provider, then you can connect it to your online store. Connecting your domain points your URL to your KitCart store so that customers can enter that URL into their web browser to visit your online store. 

 

To connect your third-party domain to your store, you need to change your DNS records in your third-party domain provider, the steps include;

  1. Sign in to your domain provider account
  2. Locate your domain, or the list of your domains if you have multiple
  3. Click on the domain name  you wish to create a ANAME record for
  4. Click manage DNS records, in the domain details section
  5. Add the desired ANAME record, provided by your host
  6. Select ANAME in the drop down menu
  7. Leave host blank
  8. Enter the DNS value sent to you in the answer field


 

  • Edit your domain name

You can also edit your domain name, both KitCart primary domain, and your custom domain name(s). You can as well delete your added domains, but the primary domain cannot be deleted.

  1. From your admin, click Settings > Domain Management
  2. Click edit on the preferred domain to be edited
  3. Edit and update

 

 

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