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'''In order to associate an existing domain name with SchemeServe, please follow the instructions below.'''
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If you have already bought a domain name it is easy for us to associate your SchemeServe website with that domain name if your plan includes that option.  
  
NB: For up-to-date information on which SchemeServe plans include the option to use your own domain name, please see http://www.schemeserve.com/signup.html.
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For up-to-date information on which SchemeServe plans include the option to use your own domain name, please see http://www.schemeserve.com/signup/.
  
==Getting SchemeServe Ready==
 
'''Notify your account manager'''
 
  
In order for us to associate your domain name with your account, please let your account manager know the full domain name you would like to use, e.g. "www.mycompany.com".
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== The Process ==
  
  
==Adding Your Secure SSL Certificate==
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#Notify your SchemeServe account manager. Please let your account manager know which domain name you want to use in SchemeServe. e.g. “http://mycompany'swebsite.com”
'''Option 1:'''
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#Send us a copy of your SSL certificate and private key – you can get this from your domain name reseller or your website hosting provider
If you do not have an existing certificate we can register one for you, just ask your account manager.
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#Once we have received this information we'll associate it with a SchemeServe IP address. We'll send that IP address to you.
 
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#We'll also make sure that your IP address works properly with your SchemeServe e-mail. (Note: Your technical people should know that we use custom DNS/SMTP settings).
'''Option 2:'''
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#Next, you'll need to change the “A Record” with your domain hosting provider. This usually works as follows:
If you have an existing SSL certificate, you will need to back it up (including the private key) and send it to us securely. STOP! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU E-MAIL ANYONE YOUR SSL CERTIFICATE! If you e-mail your SSL certificate unencrypted it could be intercepted by a malicious third party, rendering it useless for encrypting pages. Before you e-mail your certificate to us, first encrypt it carefully (with a strong password) with encryption software such as the free software TrueCrypt, found here: http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php
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#Sign in to your domain hosting service
 
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#Find your DNS Management Page (this varies between hosting providers but is often found in Domain Management or Advanced Settings)
 
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#Find the A record settings and enter the following as the A Value: “www.mycompany'sdomain.com”
==We'll Configure Your Account==
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#Set the A destination to the IP address that we've provided
Once we receive your SSL certificate and private key we will associate it with an IP address and make sure that IP address is set-up correctly for your SchemeServe e-mail to work (techie note: custom DNS/SMTP).
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#Make sure you save any changes you've made
 
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#Finally, let your account manager know when you've done that and we'll activate your new domain and SSL certificate
'''Your account manager will then forward to you the IP address you need to give to your domain host in step 4 below...'''
 
 
 
 
 
==Pointing your domain name at SchemeServe ==
 
'''Changing A record'''
 
 
 
To use the custom URL www.mycompany.com, you must change the A record with your domain host.
 
 
 
#Sign in to your domain hosting service.
 
#Navigate to your DNS Management page. The location and name of this page will vary by host, but can generally be found in Domain Management or Advanced Settings.
 
#Find the A record settings and enter the following as the A value or alias: www
 
#Set the A destination to the IP address given to you by your account manager in step 3 above
 
#Save changes with your domain host
 
 
 
'''Finally, let your account account manager know you have completed the final step so he can activate your new domain and SSL certificate.'''
 

Latest revision as of 10:29, 16 December 2012

If you have already bought a domain name it is easy for us to associate your SchemeServe website with that domain name if your plan includes that option.

For up-to-date information on which SchemeServe plans include the option to use your own domain name, please see http://www.schemeserve.com/signup/.


The Process

  1. Notify your SchemeServe account manager. Please let your account manager know which domain name you want to use in SchemeServe. e.g. “http://mycompany'swebsite.com”
  2. Send us a copy of your SSL certificate and private key – you can get this from your domain name reseller or your website hosting provider
  3. Once we have received this information we'll associate it with a SchemeServe IP address. We'll send that IP address to you.
  4. We'll also make sure that your IP address works properly with your SchemeServe e-mail. (Note: Your technical people should know that we use custom DNS/SMTP settings).
  5. Next, you'll need to change the “A Record” with your domain hosting provider. This usually works as follows:
  6. Sign in to your domain hosting service
  7. Find your DNS Management Page (this varies between hosting providers but is often found in Domain Management or Advanced Settings)
  8. Find the A record settings and enter the following as the A Value: “www.mycompany'sdomain.com”
  9. Set the A destination to the IP address that we've provided
  10. Make sure you save any changes you've made
  11. Finally, let your account manager know when you've done that and we'll activate your new domain and SSL certificate