Connecting your Namecheap domain

Already own a domain through Namecheap? 

Great! With Pro, you can bring your Namecheap domain to and connect it to your page in just 5 simple steps.

Step 1

Log in to your Namecheap account at 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Step 2

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Step 3

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 under "Value." (Copy and paste that number just as it is -- be sure there are no extra periods  at  the end). 

E. Switch the value under "TTL" to "Automatic."


(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 ๐Ÿ‘‡ but with your domain in the CNAME Record Value -- is mine ๐Ÿ˜‰

Step 4

Head back to your page to check to make sure everything's connected properly.

Step 5

You're all set to go! Go to your new domain and check out how beautiful your new page is ๐Ÿ˜ŽIf it's not working yet, go eat a delicious sandwich, take a walk, pet your dog, and then come back ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.