If you've purchased your domain through GoDaddy, 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 GoDaddy account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. Select the domain name you want to use, click the cog icon (settings) and select Manage DNS.
  4. Click the DNS Zone File tab.
  5. Click the Edit option to get to the Zone File Editor.
  6. Click Add Record.
  7. From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias).
  8. Enter the Alias Name as ‘www.’.
  9. For Points to Host Name, enter your Kong store URL, which will look something like 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.
  10. Leave the TTL setting as it is.
  11. Click OK, then click Save Zone File.

Forwarding your domain to www.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Click on Domains to expand.
  3. Click on the Manage DNS next to the domain you want to manage.
  4. In Settings tab find Forwarding and then Click Manage.
  5. In Forward To section select http:// as your Forward to option, and enter the URL of the domain you want to forward to including www., for example
  6. Select your Redirect Type as 301 (Permanent).
  7. In Forward Settings select Forward only from dropdown menu.
  8. Check the checkbox to Update my DNS setting to support this change.
  9. Click Save to submit changes.

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, 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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