1&1

If you've purchased your domain through 1&1, then this guide will show you how to configure your domain, set up domain forwarding and add it to your Kong store.

Configuring your domain

  1. Sign in to your 1&1 account.
  2. Click on Manage domains in the Domains section.
  3. Click on Manage Subdomains next to the domain you want to modify.
  4. Now click the Edit DNS Settings link under Subdomain Settings.
  5. Select the CNAME option, and in Alias enter your Kong store URL, which will look something like your-store-name.kong365.com. You can find this by logging into your Kong store and going to Settings then Domains, and clicking the Copy to Clipboard button next to the CNAME Value field.
  6. Check the checkbox to acknowledge that you are aware all the current DNS settings will be disabled by using a CNAME instead.
  7. Click Save and you're done.

Forwarding your domain to www.

  1. Sign in to your 1&1 account.
  2. Click on Manage domains in the Domains section.
  3. Click on Manage Subdomains next to the domain you want to modify.
  4. Click on Edit Destination from the Domain Settings section.
  5. In Destination section select Redirect.
  6. In Redirect destination enter your domain name including www., for example www.mydomain.com.
  7. In the Type section, select HTTP redirect.
  8. Click Save and then click Yes to confirm the change.

Adding your domain to your Kong store

The last step is to add your domain to your Kong store. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log in to your Kong store.
  2. In the left-hand navigation, click Settings, followed by Domains.
  3. In the Primary Domain field, type in or paste your domain name ensuring to include the www. part.
  4. Click the Verify button to check that your CNAME record has been set up correctly.
  5. Save your settings.

Redirect to your primary custom domain

Once you’ve saved your domain, you’ll see an additional checkbox titled “Redirect visitors to my primary custom domain”. Ticking this will mean that any visitors that try to access your Kong subdomain URL, for example your-store.kong365.com, will be redirected to your Primary Custom Domain.

This setting is recommended for most stores, but it’s completely down to personal preference.

Having problems?

Take a look at our troubleshooting guide, which has solutions to some of the most common domain configuration problems.

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