Setting Up a sub-domain or a domain you already own

Picture Marketing can purchase domains for clients and take care of setting them up. If you want to use a domain you already own or prefer to purchase it yourself, please follow these instructions.

1. Setting up the Photo Sharing Website on a *sub-domain* of your existing website.


If you want to set up the sharing website on a sub-domain of a domain that you already own, please do the following:

Create two CNAME records in the DNS of your domain. For example, if you wanted the sub-domain to be "photos" you would add these two records as Aliases:

photos.YOUR-DOMAIN-GOES-HERE.com
and
www.photos.YOUR-DOMAIN-GOES-HERE.com

Point both of these to this Host Name:
zapmvc.fotozap.com
The TTL doesn't matter too much, you can use 600

For example, here are the instructions for adding CNAME records on:
GoDaddy (Click on adding or editing CNAME records)

Make sure to let us know the address so we can set up the website. 


2. Setting up the Photo Sharing Website on a new *domain* that you already own

To set up the sharing website on the whole domain (so that it can be visited without any sub-domain in the address), you will need to edit the registry listing of that domain.
You will be adding nameservers to the registry listing of that domain that will be uniquely generated.  

Once we know the name of the domain, we will send you a set of 4 unique nameservers for you to enter into the registry listing.
 
As an example, here are instructions for changing your Domain Name Servers on:
GoDaddy (click on Setting Custom Nameservers for a Domain Name Registered with Us)

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