Your own domain (URL)
Smoobu provides you with a tool that facilitates the creation of your website for your vacation rental properties. But maybe, you already have your own domain (URL) and want to use it to make your new Smoobu website? Because let’s face it, sunsetapartments.com sounds better than sunsetapartments.bookingturbo.com.
While it's hardly impossible to connect your domain and the Smoobu website, it may be a little bit of a challenge. Not to worry, the instructions on how to do this are below.
There's 2 main steps:
Add the Smoobu DNS record to your domain provider
First you should change your A record (ipV4 – DNS configuration) to 220.127.116.11
You must do so for the domain without www. as well as for the domain with www.
No more A or AAAA records (ipV6) can be added.
For most providers, this is done very quickly. Here are the links to the explanations of the most important domain providers:
Tip: Best to ask your Domain provider directly in their Help section. Can't find that information?
Google search: "how to add an A record" + your domain provider's name
They should have their own guides on where to do this in their website.
Add your domain in Smoobu
Have you added the DNS record to your provider? Cool! You’re almost done. Now go Smoobu.com / Settings / Website builder
Enter your URL (in our example: sunsetapartments.com) in the field “Own URL”. Click on save.
Make sure the bottom “Public site” button is enabled on. This is easy to identify at the bottom of the page – it should be green.
Starting now, the link will take between 30 minutes and 2 hours to be ready. Your SSL certificate will also be issued and your site will be considered secure.
You can check your URL's examplename.com and www.examplename.com to check these.
Have fun and good luck with your new Smoobu website! Need assistance? Don’t be shy, drop us an email to supportEN@smoobu.com or call us on +441157070245