1. Click "Add Domain" above the domain list to start the process


  2. Add your apex domain (example.com, coolapp.io, etc.) or your subdomain (insider.example.com, docs.coolapp.io, etc.) in the input of the drawer.


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  3. If you added an apex domain, you will need to add an A Record with your 3rd party DNS manager. Copy the IP address shown to add that record. If you added a subdomain, you will need to add a CNAME with your 3rd party DNS manager.

    How to add DNS records with some popular name registrars:

  4. Once you've added your DNS record, click "Check Status" or refresh the page to check that your DNS record has been picked up by our CDN.


  5. After the domain is validated, we'll generate a free SSL certificate via Let's Encrypt and we'll configure the CDN with your SSL certificate. This whole process can take a few minutes to complete.


  6. Once your URL has the "HTTPS On" label next to it, you should be able to visit the URL to see your site live.