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How do I setup a custom domain?

Note: Custom domains are only available to GURU members. To sign up for a GURU account just go here.

Dropr makes it possible to use your own custom domain on your portfolio. So, instead of your portfolio being available on http://dropr.com/yourname it will be available at http://yourname.com. To get this working a few things are needed on your part.

Step 1

Make sure you have the domain name you want registered with a domain registrar. We do not provide this service, but there are many, many places online that do. Domains can be bought for as little as a couple of dollars per year.

Step 2

Modify your domain's DNS settings to point your A record at our IP address, which is 107.20.254.38. The exact instructions for this step vary a bit depending on who your domain is registered with, but it's a common configuration needed so your domain registrar will have instructions somewhere on their website - if not, contact them and they will be happy to help. Once this is setup, wait 1 hour before continuing on to the next step.

If your domain registrar does not host your DNS records, then you might find this article useful.

Step 3

On Dropr, visit the management area of the portfolio you want to change the URL for. Open the settings panel by clicking the settings button in the top right of the page:

Once the panel is open, turn on your custom domain and enter the domain name, like so:

That's it. All done! Now you just need to wait a little while for it to come into effect. It's usually done within a couple of hours but can take as long as 48 hours.

If you have any problems, please get in touch with us and we will be delighted to help you.

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