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Inform HotDoodle About the New Domain

There are two requirements for all domains not purchased through HotDoodle:

1. Inform Hotdoodle about the new domain - tells HotDoodle to display the website when traffic arrives for the domain is requested by a browser.
2. Inform the domain about HotDoodle - tells the domain to route web traffic to a HotDoodle server where the website is hosted.

This section covers informing HotDoodle about the new domain


Get to the Config Domains Screen From the My Stuff Page

Steps: How to Get to the Config Domains Screen From the My Stuff Page

1. Log in at www.HotDoodle.com.

2. Click on the "My Stuff" page on the navigation bar.

3. Click on the "Get Domain" link to the right of the website name.


Get to the Config Domains Screen From the Website

Steps: Get to the Config Domains Screen From the Website

1. From the HotDoodle Toolbar, click on the "Administration" tab.

2. Click on the "Configure Site" button.

3. Click on the "Site Publication" button on the Site Preferences Menu screen.

4. Under the Site Manipulation heading, click on the "Config Domains" link.


Configure Externally Purchased Domain Via HotDoodle

Steps: Inform HotDoodle about the Existing Domain

1. From the Config Domains screen, type the existing domain name in the field under Option 3.

2. Click on the "Save" button.

3. Wait an hour.

HotDoodle will be ready to resolve the domain to the website within an hour. This is the time it takes the name servers and the web server to absorb the new association between the domain and the website.

Important: This is only half of the domain linking process. The required second half of the domain linking process is to inform the domain about HotDoodle.


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