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Setting up DNS redirection with GoDaddy domain provider

Last Updated: May 06, 2016 11:16PM CEST
This article covers the process of setting up the CNAME redirection with GoDaddy domain provider. We'll cover this setup in a few simple steps. If you have any problem setting this up after reading this article, please contact our support department via email: shoutem@shoutem.com .
 

GoDaddy DNS redirection setup

First of all, go to GoDaddy website and log in with your account credentials. Once you're logged in, open your Domain Manager. You can do that by clicking on your name in the top right corner, and clicking the "Manage My Domains" button shown in the picture below:
 

Once you are redirected, you should see the list of your current domains that you have with the GoDaddy domain provider. Find the domain you wish to use to set up your redirection, then click on the Gear icon and  click on the Manage DNS.
 

On the next screen, you will see list of predefined records for your domain, similar to list shown on image below.



In order to get started, click on Add button. The form where we need to enter the redirection parameters should appear.

In order to set-up DNS records properly, you will need to add few DNS records.
- for HTML5 app, you will need to add only 1 record.
- for Agency account, you will need to add 4 records.

 
 

Setting up HTML5 app subdomain

If you want to set-up HTML5 application, you will need to add CNAME record with following parameters:

Record Type: CNAME (choose from dropdown menu)

After you choose record type, you'll be able to insert remaining info. 

Host: This is where you need to enter your subdomain. In the example below, we used "m", which would make the complete URL look like this m.yourdomain.com. Another popular subdomain is "app" (app.yourdomain.com). 
TTL: Leave this field with 
default  value
Points to: "apps.shoutem.com"





Once you click on Save button, new record will appear on list above, and it should look like on this image:
 
Congratulations, you've just successfully set up the redirection to your mobile app. Keep in mind this may take up to 48 hours to be fully activated and don't forget to add the newly added redirection subdomain to your HTML5 publish info.

 

Setting up Agency DNS settings

 

1. Setting up redirection for your White-label dashboard

In order to allow your clients to visit your white-label Agency dashboard, you will need to set-up A domain name redirection with following parameters.

Type: choose A from drop-down menu 

After you choose record type, you'll be able to insert remaining info. 


Host: This is where you need to enter your subdomain. In the example below, we used "dashboard", which would make the complete agency dashboard URL look like this dashboard.yourdomain.com. 
TTL: Leave this field with 
 default  value 
Points to: "
174.36.116.144"



Once you click on Save button, new record will appear on list above, and it should look like on this image:


 

2. Setting up redirection for your White-label application preview URL

As you know, application users can preview their apps by loading preview URL using mobile browser.
In order to hide Shoutem branding and domain name from this link, we'll need to create another Domain name redirection with following parameters:

Type: choose CNAME from drop-down menu 

After you choose record type, you'll be able to insert remaining info. 


Host: This is where you need to enter your application preview subdomain. In the example below, we used "*.preview", which would make the complete preview URL look like this <app_id>.preview.yourdomain.com. 

Important note: Don't remove "*." before your preview subdomain, it is mandatory, and removing it would cause preview domain not to work!


Points to: "apps.shoutem.com"
TTL: Leave this field with  default 
 value  

Once you click on Save button, new record will appear on list above, and it should look like on this image:


3. Setting up DKIM 

As Shoutem sends transactional emails on behalf of our Agencies, Agency owners will also need to add additional TXT records to enable DKIM.

You can do it by following similar steps as in step 2:

Type: choose TXT from drop-down menu 

After you choose record type, you'll be able to insert remaining info. 


Host: mandrill._domainkey.YourAgencySubdomain. In the example above (step 1) , we used "dashboard", which would make the complete Host look like this "mandrill._domainkey.dashboard"

TXT Value: v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCrLHiExVd55zd/IQ/J/mRwSRMAocV/hMB3jXwaHH36d9NaVynQFYV8NaWi69c1veUtRzGt7yAioXqLj7Z4TeEUoOLgrKsn8YnckGs9i3B3tVFB+Ch/4mPhXWiNfNdynHWBcPcbJ8kjEQ2U8y78dHZj1YeRXXVvWob2OaKynO8/lQIDAQAB;

TTL: Leave this field with  default  value  



Once you click on Save button, new record will appear on list above, and it should look like on this image:




 

4. Setting up SPF

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is a simple email validation system, and we're using it to verify that e-mails sent by our system do not go to recipients Spam folder.

Process is very similar to Step 3.

Type: choose TXT from drop-down menu 

After you choose record type, you'll be able to insert remaining info. 


Host: YourAgencySubdomain. In the step 1, we used "dashboard", which would also make the complete Host to be "dashboard" 
TXT Value: "
v=spf1 include:spf.mandrillapp.com?all "
TTL: Leave this field with  default  value  



Once you click on Save button, new record will appear on list above, and it should look like on this image:




Congratulations, you've just successfully set up the redirection to your agency dashboard. Keep in mind this may take up to 48 hours to be fully activated and don't forget to add the newly added redirection subdomain to your agency account settings. You can check how to add subdomains to your agency account settings here.


For any additional questions please contact us via email: shoutem@shoutem.com .

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