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Have you already created your Forge Site?

If not, we'll do that first to save time later.
     
 
Select your Domain Registrar service *


 
Namecheap Setup

 
Go ahead and login to your Namecheap dashboard. You'll see something like this. Click the link to your Domains.

 
Now select the Domain that you want to setup. Click the Domain link.

 
This is all of your Domain's configuration options. A bit scary, but don't panic. Find Host Management section in the left hand side navigation. Click on All Host Records.

 
You'll now see a page that looks like this. Take a look at the area I've highlighted in green. This is what you need to adjust.

 
But first, you need to grab the IP address from Forge. Head back to Forge and note the IP address marked in green. Important to get this right, so do it carefully.

 
Finally, make your Namecheap settings look like this. The @ line should point to the IP address you just noted down, with an A Record. The www line should redirect to your root url, like shown.

This can be a bit confusing, but don't worry.

The @ is your root domain, e.g. http://yoursite.com
The www is a subdomain on your root domain e.g. http://www.yoursite.com
 
Hover Setup

 
Go ahead and login to your Hover dashboard. You'll see something like this. Click the link of your Domain you want to use.

 
There's a lot of information here about your domain. Look for the DNS tab and click it.

 
Here's where we adjust your settings. Click Add New to expand the DNS options area.


 
But first, you need to grab the IP address from Forge. Head back to Forge and note the IP address marked in green. Important to get this right, so do it carefully.

 
Finally, make your Hover settings look like this. The @ line should point to the IP address you just noted down, with an A Record.

Hit Save.

This can be a bit confusing, but don't worry.

The @ is your root domain, e.g. http://yoursite.com
 
Great stuff. So, finally we can update our Forge site to point to our shiny new custom domain. Head back over to Forge and type in the domain and press save.

 
Awesome, you're done. Go grab a coffee, stretch your legs, stroke your dog, play with your kids. You may have to wait a few hours for the DNS to update, that's just the way it is. Good Job.

 
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We'd love to know that this was of help to you in your time of need. Fiddling around with Domains can be pretty frustrating. If there's anything we can improve, please let us know.
 
Are you still stuck with Domain Issues?

And have you waited for up to 6 hours already since updating the DNS settings?
     
 
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Contact us through the Admin Support for help.
 
Login to Your Forge Account and get in touch with one of our helpful customer support staff.

Good luck with your shiny new Forge Website. Don't be afraid to share it with us, we'd love to see what you create.
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