One of our most popular features is custom domain mapping. This allows Hosts to fully map a custom domain to their Mighty Network, instead of using our default mn.co subdomain. Domain mapping also includes additional benefits, like improved internet search rankings and SEO.
To unlock this feature, start a Free Trial or upgrade your Mighty Network to the Community Plan or the Business Plan.
How to Set Up Custom Domain Mapping
Once you have your domain, you can activate it in 3 easy steps. For the purpose of this example, lets assume that you purchased the domain mightynetworks.com
Step 1 - Choose Your Subdomain
We map your Mighty Network using CNAME records (explained below), so the first step is deciding which subdomain you'd like to use. A subdomain is a prefix that goes before your domain (like www). You can choose any prefix you'd like.
Some popular prefixes are "community" (community.mightynetworks.com), "members" (members.mightynetworks.com) or "app" (app.mightynetworks.com). The default "www" (www.mightynetworks.com) works too!
If you choose members as your prefix, your subdomain will be members.mightynetworks.com. This will become the URL used to access your Mighty Network.
Step 2 - Create your CNAME record with your DNS Provider
Though this may sound intimidating, it's pretty simple. Your domain provider will ask you for these two fields when creating a CNAME record:
- NAME: You'll need to enter just the prefix you've chosen for your subdomain. You don't need to enter your entire subdomain. For members.mightynetworks.com, for example, you'd just need to type in "members" for the name field.
- VALUE/POINTS TO: All you'll need here to do is type in "ssl.mn.co"
Here's an example of a CNAME record set up properly in GoDaddy:
Step 3 - Activate Your Domain!
The final step is to log into your Mighty Network and navigate to Network Settings > General Settings > Domain > Custom Domain. Click on "Get Started" and simply paste your entire subdomain in the box that says "Paste Your Domain Here."
The mapping will take some time to finish, but you don't need to stay on the page. We'll send you a notification once it's complete. 👌
If your domain hasn't been accepted within 48 hours, please reach out to us directly and we'll work with you to complete this process.
If You Want to Use Your Root Domain
If you want to use your root domain (for example something like mightynetworks.com instead of www.mightynetworks.com) there are a couple of options you can explore:
- You can set up a 301 (Permanent) redirect with your domain provider. You'll want to redirect your root domain to the URL you chose in the steps above.
- You can also use a 3rd party redirecting service (such as EasyRedir. This method typically includes the option of having HTTPS supported with the redirect depending on the service provider. See this link for details!