How can I assign my own subdomain to my website?

If you own a domain but don’t want to change its DNS, you can easily assign a subdomain to your GetResponse website.

To assign your subdomain, go to Menu > Website builder. In the website overview, click on the Connect a domain you own link.

How can I assign a subdomain I’ve already added to GetResponse?

  1. If you have domains or subdomains already added to your GetResponse account, you will be able to select an unassigned one from the list. You will be able to see which are already assigned to other sites.

    Note: This list shows both domains and subdomains that are already assigned to your account.

    Click on the arrow in the Which domain would you like to use? field.
  1. Select any subdomain labelled as (Domain available).
  1. Click on the Publish button.

How can I add a new subdomain?

  1. Click on the Add a domain link.
  1. Type your subdomain and click on the Add button.
  1. Copy the CNAME value shown in the pop-up and use it in your domain hosting panel for your subdomain.

The CNAME value is dynamic and generated individually for each subdomain. Be sure to copy the exact one shown after adding your subdomain.

How do I add a CNAME record in my GoDaddy account?

GoDaddy.com offers two view options of your account: Card View and List View. The first two steps are the same for both:

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

If your account is in Card View, follow these steps:

  1. Select the domain name you want to use.
  2. Open the Settings and select Manage DNS.
  3. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add. Then, select CNAME from the drop-down list.
  4. Complete the fields:
  • Name: enter the subdomain name the CNAME applies to. For example, if you’re using promo.mydomain.com, enter “promo”. Make sure you follow the requested pattern for choosing a subdomain name.
  • Value: enter the host name you want the CNAME to point to. In this case, it’s the value form the Website Builder settings.
  • TTL: select how long the server should cache the information. See GoDaddy’s support resources to find out more about propagation time.
  1. Click Save.

If your account is in List View, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the domain name you want to use.
  2. Click the DNS Zone File tab.
  3. Click Add Record.
  4. From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias).
  5. Complete the fields:
  • Host: enter the subdomain name the CNAME applies to. For example, if you’re using promo.mydomain.com, enter “promo”. Make sure you follow the requested pattern for choosing a subdomain name.
  • Points to: Enter the host name you want the CNAME (alias) to point to. In this case, it’s the value form the Website Builder settings.
  • TTL: Select how long the server should cache the information.
  1. Once you’re done, click Finish.
  2. Click Save Changes.

See GoDaddy’s support resources for detailed information about adding a CNAME record.

How do I add a CNAME record in my HostGator account?

To create a CNAME record at HostGator, you need to:

  1. Log in to your HostGator account.
  2. Go to the Simple DNS Zone Editor (under the Domains section in the cPanel).
  3. After you’ve clicked on the Simple DNS Zone Editor icon, you’re prompted to Add a CNAME record.
  • In the Name field, enter the subdomain name the CNAME applies to. For example, if you’re using promo.mydomain.com, enter “promo”. Make sure you follow the requested pattern for choosing a subdomain name.
  • In the CNAME field, enter the value form the Website Builder settings.
  1. Click the Add CNAME Record button.

See HostGator’s support resources for detailed information about changing DNS zones (MX, CNAME, and A Records).

Note: it may take up to 24 hours for the CNAME record to propagate and be ready to use.