Using Your Existing Domain Name with SchemeServe

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In order to associate an existing domain name with SchemeServe, please follow the instructions below.

NB: For up-to-date information on which SchemeServe plans include the option to use your own domain name, please see

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. "".

Pointing your domain at SchemeServe

Changing CNAME record

To use the custom URL, you must change the CNAME record with your domain host.

  1. Sign in to your domain hosting service.
  2. 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.
  3. Find the CNAME settings and enter the following as the CNAME value or alias: www
  4. Set the CNAME destination to the following address: (this is the address you chose when you first signed up for SchemeServe)
  5. Save changes with your domain host

Adding Your Secure SSL Certificate

Option 1: If you do not have an existing certificate we can register one for you, just ask your account manager.

Option 2: 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:

Final Confirmation

Finally, let your account account manager know you have completed steps 2 and 3 so he can activate your new domain and SSL certificate.