Connect a Custom Domain to Make Your Landing Page Professional in Minutes
By Kelsey Johnson August 30, 2021
Setting up a landing page is one of the fastest ways to create a web presence. All you have to do is pick a pre-designed template, then add your logo, business details, and contact information. Click publish and your page is live!
But the URL of your page will look like this:
It’s not the most shareable or professional link to use for your business.
Do you already own a domain through IONOS or GoDaddy? Connect it in seconds and set up your landing page on your domain or a subdomain. (If your domain is on another provider, you can still set this up, it just takes a little longer.)
But first, what is a domain?
A domain, sometimes called a domain name, is the text you type into a browser to access a website. For example, google.com, yahoo.com, mcdonalds.com. Although the actual address of these websites is technical, you can use the easy-to-remember domain to access the websites.
It’s very easy for you to set up a custom domain for your website or landing page, too! They are generally quite affordable and can be bought through a “domain registrar” like IONOS or GoDaddy.
Why should I buy a domain for my business?
A lot of marketing is about branding. The name of your business carries the reputation you’ve built for it — professional, friendly, dependable, or more subtle details, specific to you.
Just like having your name on the front door (if you have one), your business cards, and in your email signature, you should have an easy-to-remember domain that represents your brand, too.
Connecting domains to your website has become easier and easier to do.
How to connect my existing domain in 30 seconds
If you originally bought your domain with IONOS or GoDaddy registrars, you can connect your domain really easily within AWeber, using our domain connect feature.
Instead of clicking to purchase a new domain, add yours in the field below Add a New Domain:
You’ll see a page that confirms you’d like to connect your domain:
Click Connect Automatically with GoDaddy (or IONOS) to connect your domain. Sign into your registrar’s account, and then click Connect again.
You’ll briefly see a success page, then you’ll be directed back to your AWeber account. It’ll take a couple of hours for the domain to process (which is the case on any platform) and then your domain will be ready to go!
What if I have a domain that’s not through IONOS or GoDaddy?
We plan to add more domain registrars in the future. For now you can connect your domain the “good old fashioned way.”