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Setup of a subdomain (use of the same domain with different subdomains for several websites)
You want to customize the default link of your event websites (EVENTNAME.evenito.site)? Then please proceed as described below:
The part "EVENTNAME" can be added directly in the evenito tool (in the website template > > tab "domain") and can be customized for each event.
Let's assume that the EVENTNAME in this case is "digital-summit".
In evenito, you have the option to create an organization-specific URL for the event website. This can be a subdomain (e.g. events.COMPANYNAME.com) or a new domain (e.g. eventsabc.ch).
The (sub-)domain must be secured by you first and must not have any content stored or be a subpage/extension of an existing website.
Please first save your desired (sub-)domain.
Ideally, you store this (sub-)Domain with a wildcard (*.events.COMPANYNAME.com or *.eventsabc.ch) in the settings of your DNS system and then refer to our CNAME evenito.site.
If it is not possible to set a wildcard (*), then link the final event website URL (in our example digital-summit.events.COPMANYNAME.com or digital-summit.eventsabc.ch) to our CNAME evenito.site, also within your DNS system.
In case you can't place a wildcard on the domain, you or your IT must link the domain for each event website to our CNAME evenito.site.
Why should I preferably register a domain with a wildcard *?
The * is called a wildcard and is basically a placeholder for "everything". So *.events.COMPANYNAME.com can be this.events.COMPANYNAME.com or that.events.COMPANYNAME.com or test.events.COMPANYNAME.com, etc.
On the other hand, if you have saved a domain without the * and stored it in the DNS settings, then this URL can also only be used for 1 website at a time. For example: EVENTNAME.events.COMPANYNAME.com can only be EVENTNAME.events.COMPANYNAME.com and not this.events.COMPANYNAME.de or test.events.COMPANYNAME.com or similar. This also means that you cannot use the same domain for another website without taking down the event website, which is currently published under this domain.
Setup of a main domain (only for individual event websites)
If you want to assign a domain to a specific website, you can proceed as described below:
First, please save your desired (sub-)domain.
Add an A-record for HAUPTDOMAIN.com to your DNS settings, linking to the following IP: 184.108.40.206.
If you also want people to reach this website via www.HAUPTDOMAIN.com, add a redirect from www.HAUPTDOMAIN.com to HAUPTDOMAIN.com.
Was my domain referenced correctly?
Do you want to make sure that your domain points correctly to the CNAME evenito.site and that your website(s) can go live under your desired URL(s)?
Open your command system (for Mac) by typing "Terminal" in the search field and try to ping your URL by using e.g. "test" as an alternative for the wildcard (*). As an example: ping test.events.COMPANYNAME.de or test.evenito.site.
If the response is pinging evnenito.site, the domain was linked correctly to the CNAME evenito.site using the wildcard.
Alternatively, you can visit the external site MxToolbox and check your domain there, by entering it in the search field.
You can also check if e.g. only a special URL was linked to the CNAME. Ping the final event website URL you defined (in our example digital-summit.events.FIRMENNAME.de or digital-summit.eventsabc.ch).
For example: ping digital-summit.events.COMPANYNAME.de or ping digital-summit.eventsabc.ch.
If the result is "Unknown host", this particular URL you are pinging is not available for evenito yet. In this case please check your DNS settings again.