View Full Version : Zenfolio with my own domain name dumb question by netidiot
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 17:07
Ok- so with Zenfolio, with the option to use my own domain name, if I registered www.cameraposer.com (I'm sure I could come up with something better) and then linked it to my zenfolio account, would you go directly to the zenfolio acct when you typed in www.cameraposer.com ?
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 17:54
For example, www.singlespeedphoto.com, is ZF.
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 19:04
outstanding pmk- thanks! Lovely photo gallery BTW!
8th of November 2008 (Sat), 10:26
As of a couple of days ago, ZF also added the ability to easily install Google Analytics to your domain, so you can get all sorts of nifty info about visitation to your site.
8th of November 2008 (Sat), 13:37
so far, so good. I only have to get Zenfolio to respond to the DNS forwarding.
8th of November 2008 (Sat), 15:28
Don't forget to enable your custom domain on the ZF site.
> Preferences > Custom Domain
It could take some time for your new DNS to be propagated throughout the 'net.
8th of November 2008 (Sat), 19:01
Yeah- I think it's propagating, whatever that means. Thanks all, for the help!
I'm really happy with ZF- what a great presentation service! WAY better than Photobucket!
11th of January 2009 (Sun), 13:51
Ok- so with Zenfolio, with the option to use my own domain name, if I registered www.cameraposer.com (http://www.cameraposer.com) (I'm sure I could come up with something better) and then linked it to my zenfolio account, would you go directly to the zenfolio acct when you typed in www.cameraposer.com (http://www.cameraposer.com) ?
So, I just saw this, and I have no idea how to do this. Can someone help me out? I am web developmentally retarded.
12th of January 2009 (Mon), 15:35
I think this is what you are looking for:
If you have your own domain name registered, you can configure it to become the address to your Home page and all your photographs.
Configuring your own custom domain is a two step process:
You need to setup the CNAME record at the place where you registered and host your domain. Examples of such registrars are Network Solutions, Go Daddy, Register.com, Yahoo, etc. Check with your registrar for the exact procedure but it usually involves editing DNS configuration and pointing or aliasing a subdomain to www.zenfolio.com.
For example, to point photos.yourdomain.com to www.zenfolio.com, you need to create the following CNAME record in yourdomain.com:
photos CNAME www.zenfolio.com.
If you want your entire domain to go to your Zenfolio pages, you would need to create an A record pointing to our current IP address:
@ A 18.104.22.168
Once you have the CNAME configured with your registrar, you need to give us your domain name below and save it as a preference.
The entire process may take up to 48 hours to propagate everywhere, so please be patient.
TIP: If you would like for both yourdomain.com and www.yourdomain.com to go to your Zenfolio pages, you need to setup both an A record and a CNAME record, but only www.yourdomain.com needs to be entered below. Once you do that, Zenfolio will automatically recognize yourdomain.com as a legitimate address as well.
Enable custom domain
12th of January 2009 (Mon), 15:36
Yeah it is a pain.. I have my account forwarding ok BUT I have not been able to mask my Zenfolio account yet
12th of January 2009 (Mon), 15:39
I figured it out. Seems to work: www.coppatopphotos.com
13th of January 2009 (Tue), 13:08
Look like you got it ..Congrats!!!!!!!
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