What Is A Domain Name?
A domain name is the address that people type into their browser URL bar to visit your website
Groove allows you to host for free on its own domain name, but if you want your own, you can always register one and it will still work with your GroovePages site. This would mean building a brand for yourself and creating authority for your own website.
Plus, you’ll have long-term SEO benefits when you properly optimize your website.
First, you’ll want to sign up for Cloudflare, and add your domain. Follow Cloudflare-specific instructions on how to change your name servers.
Then once you’re publishing a page, you can click to add a domain here you’ll have all the options to set up your new domain with us.
For more detailed instructions, go to our YouTube channel and look for our custom domain tutorials.
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks 👍
We can also connect our domain straight to Groove, without going via Cloudflare. I have published two websites using Groove hosting with my custom domains, without using Cloudflare. Or is this process changing going forward?
Hi Michelle, great question! Provided the domain is new and you want to host it directly with Groove, you do not have to do so via Cloudflare, it’s up to users where they would prefer to host. However, it’s just that the process of connecting to Groove via Cloudflare is a lot easier as this is builtin to the system. We do suggest using Cloudflare if your domain is a legacy.
Hi Sancia, thank you so much for the clarification!
You are most welcome!
If you need any further guidance we are happy to assist you! :)