Setting up your custom domain with MyLocal

To set up your custom domain, you will have to do set something known as a 'CNAME point' and then a 'URL redirect'. Setting up a CNAME point between your third-party domain provider and your new MyLocal website looks something like this:

  1. Login to your domain provider's admin panel.
  2. Open your Domain Management page to update the DNS Records (DNS Manager, or DNS Control Page, or Host Records, or Advanced DNS editor).
  3. Locate the option to add CNAME Records (generally found under the DNS Records, or Zone File Editor).
  4. In the Name/Host/Alias/Hostname CNAME, type in 'www'.
  5. In the Value/Points to/Destination/Address field, type in YourWebsiteName.mylocalapp.ca
  6. Click Save or the Add Record option to save the CNAME Records.

The next step (URL redirect) ensures that when someone puts in 'yourdomainname.ca' without the www. in front, the website will still load.

  1. Once again, open your Domain Management page to update the DNS Records (DNS Manager, or DNS Control Page, or Host Records, or Advanced DNS editor).
  2. Locate the option to add a URL Redirect/Permanent Redirect (generally found under the DNS Records, or Zone File Editor).
  3. In the Host/Name/Alias/Hostname, type in '@'.
  4. In the Value/Points to/Destination/Address field, type in 'www.yourdomainname.ca'.
  5. Click Save or the Add Record option to save the CNAME Records.

Below is a screenshot of a sample Record on 10dollar.ca.