Can I have more than 1 domain on a Homestead Websitebuilder site?

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Note: This article applies only to new Websitebuilder sites.

Homestead Websitebuilder is designed to use only 1 domain. It is possible to use more than 1 domain by following some specific steps.

1) Register or point the primary domain name to the desired site. Please confirm the primary domain is active and working before adding additional domains.

2) In order to add more domains, you must first add a new site. To do so, go to Websites manager and select Add a new site.



Name the new site something unique. The system will alert you if it is already in use.



Do not choose a design when you are returned to the Websites manager page.

3) Now you need support help. Please post your new site name here. I'll need to run a conversion for you to allow the pointing work.


4) Click on the domains tab. You may point or register the additional domains to the new site. After the additional domains have been successfully pointed or registered, you will still need to make some changes. For each domain you will need to go to the domains tab and click on Advanced DNS settings.

5) Click edit and in the A records section click the remove checkbox for the 2 indicated records. In the CNAME section, add the 2 indicated records and then hit Submit.



6) Once the DNS is updated, there is one more step. Change the www subdomain to point to the primary domain name.

7) Click on the domains tab and then click on the edit link to the right of the www subdomain.



8) Click  on the radio button to the left of "Other URL" then enter the primary domain name. Finally click save and allow 30 minutes for the domain to begin working.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled cant' link one domain to an existing one. Can't get any online help....

I have a subdomain I am trying to direct to an existing domain. It will not allow the subdomain to link to the existing. Someone Please Help. Live Help is never available.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Two domains one site association.

I have two domains and I would like them to point to the same website. I have one domain associated with the site right now, but the system keeps saying that I can't point the other domain to the same site. Is there a work around? I don't want to have to rebuild the whole thing all over again nor do I want to have to update two separate sites. One is a .com and the other is a .net. Please help!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I associate 2 domains to the same site?.

I have 2 domains and wish to point them both to our new websitebuilder site.  When I attempt to change the association, I receive the message "Domain can not be associated to the selected site.  The selected site already has a domain associated to it. WebsiteBuilder supports only 1 domain association for a site at a time. Please disassociate the existing domain and try again."

Before I created my new site with websitebuilder, both of my domains were pointed to the same sitebuilder built URL.  How can I get around this problem please?
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I am still unable to point my 2nd domain (coconinocasaforkids.com) to my websitebuilder site - ccfork.  Everything looks to be in place correctly but the results are not what we need.  Help please?

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Tammy0908, It should be working for you shortly. Both domains were associated to the same site. You may not do that on the new Websitebuilder sites.
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Yay!  It's working.  Thank you very much!

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I have a problem where my domain is point to an incorrect site. How can I correct....

I have a problem where my domain is point to an incorrect site. How can I correct this?
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edward6837, once you create the new site, I will need to convert the new site for you. So post the new site name here
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I am completely lost here.  I tried to follow the directions above, but at that last step, I no longer had the subdomain option.  I basically want to point all my other domains to one like I had previously.  So... e.g. I want my domain www.lawruiz.net to point to www.Ruizlaw.net.  Please help!
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Marco6127, I do need to update this topic a little. Thank you for pointing it out. I have fixed this for you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Multiple domains pointing to one website.

one of the best features of homestead was the ability to point multiple domain names to one website, when will you guys allow this again with your new platform? its frustrating.