How to connect your own domain?

In this article you will learn how to change your marketplace URL from a generic marketcube.io/marketplace to your own domain.

Domain is another way to describe a web address/URL that a user sees in their browser when they open a web page (e.g. marketcube.io is a domain). When you first install Marketcube, your marketplace's domain is set by default to marketcube.io/marketplace;  this is the URL you and your vendors will see. You can change that URL to your own domain, e.g.mymarketplace.com, to provide a more bespoke feel to your vendors and fully brand your marketplace experience. To do so simply follow the steps outlined below:  

  1. First, ensure you own a domain you would like to use for your marketplace. You can buy domains on sites like GoDaddy.com.
  2. Then, from your marketplace operator's Dashboard navigate to Settings.
  3. Once you're in Settings locate Branding >> Click Show >> Click the blue text labelled Branding that will appear once you have clicked show.

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4. Once you have Clicked Branding (as mentioned in step three) navigate to Configure your Domain section. Untitled-2



5. Within that section type in the domain you would like to use for your marketplace prefixed by "marketplace," "vendors" or another identifier (ie
marketplace.yourdomain.com or vendors.yourdomain.com) in Custom Domain field. The domain you type in this section is what your vendors will see.
For example, for my marketplace I used
marketplace.beachescollective.com so every vendor that joins my marketplace sees that domain. 


6. The next step is to authorize Marketcube to connect to your domain. To do that, log in to your domain hosting site (ie GoDaddy) and go to the DNS management section for your domain.


7. Go to Records.


8. Add a record with type CNAME


9. Within this newly created record fill in all required fields (as illustrated below): 


10. Click Save.

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To test whether your domain has been connected successfully, simply enter it in your browser and press Enter. You should see your marketplace Log In page or Dashboard if you're already logged in.


Got more questions? Use the chat on your right or email support@marketcube.io to get in touch.