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November 16, 2012

3 Steps to Making Your Custom Webpage URL in Heyo

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Good news! For all you folks who are absolutely crushing the competition with your beautiful Heyo webpage, things just got even better.

Now, you can specify a custom domain name for your webpage built with Heyo!

If you have an existing website, you can’t miss this.

Read more to see exactly how to set up your custom domain name right now…

At Heyo, we are dedicated to helping your small business grow, no matter what stage of development you are in. Because of this, we thought it was high time our webpage builder fit into your existing channels, like your main website/domain name.

At first look, this may seem a little intimidating, but don’t worry! In just 3 easy steps, I will show you how to take your existing domain name, and link your Heyo webpage directly to it (note: this option is for whitelabel customers only).

I’ll be walking you through how to make your custom webpage URL in Heyo using Godaddy.com’s system. If you use another hosting service like Namecheap, Name.com, or Gandi – the process is very similar, so still follow along and you’ll see how you can do it for yourself (or click here for instructions).

How to make your custom webpage URL in Heyo

First, let’s use one example all the way through… (hint: click on the photos to enlarge them)

Our existing domain name is: http://www.davidageorge.me
We made our webpage in Heyo (Geeks on Campus, for example purposes) and were given the URL: http://w.heyo.com/ohg9jr
BUT, the desired URL that you want the public to see is: http://geeks.davidageorge.me

Now let’s get started!

Step 1: Login to your Hosting provider (godaddy.com), select your domain name, and click Launch

 custom webpage URL

Step 2: Next, launch the DNS Manager for your selected domain name

custom webpage URL

Step 3: Create your CNAME record

Don’t let the weird name scare you, it’s easier than it sounds and this is where you get to be creative!

First, locate the list of CNAME files in the DNS Manager, and add a new CNAME record (in Godaddy, click on the Quick Add button).

Under the “CNAME” column, enter the extension you want to be place at beginning of your domain name. For example, we want the URL http://geeks.davidageorge.me so we would put the word “geeks” in this column.

Next, we will want to fill in the “Points to” field. Simply take the webpage URL you were given in Heyo, and rearrange it by taking the end of the URL and placing it at the beginning. So, since our Heyo URL was http://w.heyo.com/ohg9jr, we will put “ohg9jr.w.heyo.com” in the “Points to” field.

Save your zone file, and you’re all done!

custom webpage URL

Meet 

David A. George is the Chief Content Creator at Heyo. I'm passionate about marketing, Android, being at the beach, and breathing underwater. I'd love to connect with you on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Or email me at dgeorge(at)heyo.com