Sitetaga permits you to map a domain name of your choice to the site you create, if you choose to do this.
When you assemble your Sitetaga site, it is held upon servers which host the service, in order that the site can be matched to incoming devices.
The domain sitetaga.com then hosts the site you create at a location which is a fully qualified domain name, for example:
While you subscribe to the service, this name will become active, and you will be able to have your traffic directed to this location to see the pages you have made in the Sitetaga editor.
You might want your site to appear at an address or location closer to your own domain name. Let's assume your brand domain name is at:
You might wish to put your mobile site at a location which matches to this name, but makes the connection to the small screen, for instance: m.thisismybrandname.com
Here's how to map an external domain to your Sitetaga site:
Whilst going through the Sitetaga's editor a domain name will be automatically assigned such as my.firstsite.sitetaga.com (shown below).
Note that your unique Sitetaga domain name is formed from your username, in this example the username is firstsite.
If you wish to assign your own domain you'll need to set a custom URL in Advanced Options as demonstrated below (found on the Site Preview page).
There are various industry norms for the sort of prefix you wish to use. Often the word "mobile", or "m", is sufficient to make the distinction. You can point the name that you choose to the Sitetaga presence using what in domain name speak is called a CNAME record.
Typical Mobile Domain Names:
To create the CNAME record you will need to:
1) Access the domain management control panel for your domain name. This is usually through a provider of registry services, whereby once you have the control panel for the domain you can create and change records.
2) The location where you would like to set up the new record. When you look in the DNS management for your domain name, you will see which records are available and in use - hopefully the name you choose is available.
Then you need to make a DNS CNAME record which points your chosen name (e.g. mobile.thisismybrandname.com) to the Sitetaga location of the sites you create (e.g. my.firstsite.sitetaga.com).
Different DNS service providers display the connections in different ways, but basically the entries will need to be:
[Note that some registry services expect that you should add a full stop at the end of the target domain record, as shown here. Consult your registry provider for more information on how exactly to set the DNS record.]
When this record addition is complete, there will be a period of time before the change moves around the internet and everyone can access using the new URL. Generally, this is of the order of 24 hours - but can be longer, depending on other factors. You can check the progress of the domain record by simply entering your new domain as a destination in your browser - when you see the Sitetaga site, the domain record change is under way.
Warning: DNS changes can be troublesome!
If you are not clear about making changes to your DNS records, seek assistance from (for example) someone who is confident, your IT support, or your domain registrar. Consult the documentation provided.
Intohand Ltd will not be liable for the consequences or any problems howsoever arising related to changes to your DNS records. You have been warned!