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 or sunsetapartments.smoobu.net
Do not buy domains with names that contain umlauts or special characters such as ä, ö, ü, etc.
There's 2 main steps connect your domain and the Smoobu website:
Step 1: Add the Smoobu DNS record to your domain provider
You will need to change your A record (ipV4 – DNS configuration) to 22.214.171.124
There should be two A records, one for the for the domain with the www (and one without). Both A records should point to 126.96.36.199
- A-Record (ipV4) pointing to 188.8.131.52 for the domain without www.
- A-Record (ipV4) pointing to 184.108.40.206 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:
- GoDaddy.com: Add an A record
- One.com: Manage your DNS settings
- Strato: Managing A records
- IONOS: Adding an A Record
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.
Step 2: 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 without the www. (in our example: redhouseonthehill.com) in the field “Own URL”.
Click on save
Make sure this button is enabled ON (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +441157070245