Domain Name Management
There are two options:
Option 1 (easiest) - Redirection This option is the simplest to set up. Redirection simply means that if a visitor types your domain name (eg.www.example.com) into a browser, they will then be redirected to your website and then see the arthives URL in the browsers's address bar (eg. www.arthives.com/example).
Option 2 (recommended) - Full Integration This option is a little more complex to setup, however it is also gives a more professional appearance. When a visitor types your domain name (eg.www.example.com) into a browser, your name remains in the browsers's address bar. Additionally all of your sub pages will retain your domain name (eg. www.example.com/galleries , or www.example.com/news).
Use the following steps to fully integrate your domain name with your artHIVES website. You can integrate up to 3 different domain names with your site (eg. www.example.com, www.example.com.au and www.example.net).
STEP 1. In your Back Office click the "domain management" link > enter your domain name in the "New Domain" field > click "Add" NB. The following instructions are for domain names registered through the artHIVES domain name service. It is possible to integrate domains registered through other companies, however the process will most likely vary.
STEP 2. Login into your domain name Management page > select the domain name you wish to link > Click "Administer"
STEP 3. If Redirection has been setup > Click "Disable Redirector"
STEP 4. Click the "Domain Name" link > In the "Host Name" fields (at the bottom of the page) enter ns1.partnerconsole.net (in the first field), ns2.partnerconsole.net (in the second field), ns3.partnerconsole.net (in the third field) > Click "Update Name Servers.
STEP 5. Click "Return to Domain Menu" (at the top of the page) > Click "Zone Manager" NB. If you see a message saying "Zone Manager Not Enabled" please contact us.
STEP 6. Click the "A" to Add a new A record > In the "Name" field enter your domain name but do not include the www (eg. example.com) > In the Host field enter 188.8.131.52 > the "ttl" field should already display 3600 > Click "Add Record"
STEP 7. Click the "CNAME" in the "Name" field enter "*" > In the Host field enter park.partnerconsole.net > the "ttl" field should already display 3600 > Click "Add Record"
STEP 8. Click the "CNAME" again, this time in the "Name" field enter "www" > In the Host field enter www.visualartist.info > the "ttl" field should already display 3600 > Click "Add Record"
STEP 9. Give it some time - you are finished integrating your domain name with your website but it may take up to 72 hours to start working, however we generally find it only takes a few minutes to an hour.