Connecting your Namecheap domain
Already own a domain through Namecheap?
Great! With about.me Pro, you can bring your Namecheap domain to about.me and connect it to your about.me page in just 5 simple steps.
Log in to your Namecheap account at namecheap.com. If you're already logged in, simply click the small white triangle next your account name, up in the left-hand corner next to "SUPPORT." Then, click on "Dashboard." (Or click here to go straight there 😉)
Under "Recently Active in Your Account" you'll see your domain, and on the far right, a gray drop-down box that reads "VERIFY CONTACTS." Click the drop-down arrow and then click "Manage." Then, click the "Advanced DNS" tab on the far right. (Or click here to go straight there 😉)
In your Advanced DNS, you'll see 2 entries under "HOST RECORDS." Here's where things can get a little bit tricky, so follow along with the example below and make sure all of your values match what you see in the recording.
A. For the first entry, CNAME Record, keep "www" under "Host," and replace the placeholder domain under "Value" with your Namecheap domain -- double check your spelling!
B. Switch the value under "TTL" to "Automatic."
C. For the second entry, change the "Type" to "A Record" by clicking on "URL Redirect Record" and scrolling up in the list.
D. Then, copy and paste 126.96.36.199 under "Value." (Copy and paste that number just as it is -- be sure there are no extra periods
E. Switch the value under "TTL" to "Automatic."
F. Click "SAVE ALL CHANGES."
(Pay particularly close attention to the CNAME and A Records -- there should be no other IP addresses or records in this view)
How your Host Records should look 👇 but with your domain in the CNAME Record Value -- professionalsimplepage.club is mine 😉
Head back to your about.me page to check to make sure everything's connected properly.
You're all set to go! Go to your new domain and check out how beautiful your new page is 😎If it's not working yet, go eat a delicious sandwich, take a walk, pet your dog, and then come back 😉 Just a reminder that your domain may take up to 48 hours to fully connect.
If you still have a few questions about your domain management or DNS settings, check out Namecheap's help article on editing their domain settings.