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Set Up a Custom Domain

Every page you publish within Leadpages is automatically hosted on our servers at the subdomain you created when setting up your account, for example:

https://yoursubdomain.lpages.co/your-page-name

If you own a domain, you can connect it to Leadpages with a subdomain of your choice. Once set up, you’ll be able to publish pages to a custom subdomain on the domain you own, like so:

https://subdomain.yourwebsite.com/your-page-name

For example, your URLs could look like this:

https://www.leadpages.net/blog

https://blog.leadpages.net

Learn how to set it up and get started below.

TIP: If you own a domain but don't have hosting at that domain, this custom domain option is best for you. However, if you have hosting at a domain you own with an existing site built, you can publish your pages via our WordPress plugin or HTML.
 

The fine print

There are a couple things you should know before setting up your custom domain.

  • Pages are still hosted on our servers—we do not publish pages to your server directly.
  • We’ll automatically secure all custom domains with an SSL certificate and HTTPS server. Get security details →
  • Our custom domain feature requires you to set up a subdomain (i.e. 'www' or 'blog' etc.)

Connection guide

Here’s how to connect your domain to Leadpages:

Step 1: Add your domain to Leadpages

  1. Click the profile icon at the top right corner of your dashboard.
  2. Select “Custom Domains”.
  3. Click Connect Domain.
  4. Enter your full domain URL with your chosen subdomain (e.g. www.yourdomain.com). Then, click Connect Domain.
NOTE: You must complete step two below to completely set up your domain.

Step 2: Create a CNAME record with your domain provider

Now, you’ll need to add a CNAME record to your domain provider settings. To do so, follow the on-screen instruction on the custom domain screen (within Leadpages).

We have step-by-step CNAME guides below for GoDaddy and Namecheap.

If you have questions or need additional support with adding your subdomain to your domain provider, consult their documentation and support options for assistance.

NOTE: It can take anywhere from a few minutes to 24 hours for your domain provider to make the connection with Leadpages and properly map your domain.

If you still see a “Pending Connection” message after 24 hours, follow the publishing steps below, which can sometimes resolve the issue. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to contact our amazing support team.

CNAME setup examples

GoDaddy CNAME step-by-step

After performing Step 1 above, follow these steps inside your GoDaddy account in order to connect your Leadpages custom domain.

In the example below, our domain is leadpageseducationtest.com and our subdomain is www.

  1. Inside GoDaddy, click "My Products," then DNS.
  2. You may already have a CNAME record with the name 'www'. Click the pencil icon to edit it. (If you don't already have a CNAME record with the name 'www', or plan to use a subdomain other than 'www', click ADD)
  3. Edit the field to read Hostwww and Points tocustom-proxy.leadpages.net
  4. Click Save.
  5. It may take up to 24 hours for the domain to be connected within Leadpages, however, once connected your domain will be listed under Custom Domains in your account settings within Leadpages as Connected and Secure.

Namecheap CNAME step-by-step

After performing Step 1 above, follow these steps inside your Namecheap account in order to connect your Leadpages custom domain.

In the example below, our domain is leadpagestest.services and our subdomain is www.

  1. Inside Namecheap, click "Domain List," then Manage
  2. Then click "Advanced DNS" and Add New Record.
  3. Edit the field to read Hostwww and Valuecustom-proxy.leadpages.net (If you already have a CNAME record with the name 'www', but would like to use it with Leadpages, delete or replace it with this one.)
  4. Click the green checkmark to Save Changes.
  5. It may take up to 24 hours for the domain to be connected within Leadpages, however, once connected your domain will be listed under Custom Domains in your account settings within Leadpages as Connected and Secure

Helpful domain provider links

To get you started, we've linked within Leadpages, as well as below, to some helpful tools from popular domain providers on how to add a custom subdomain with those services.

Publish to your custom domain

Homepage and Not Found Page (404)

Once you've connected your domain in Leadpages, you can select specific Leadpages you have created as your domain's homepage as well as a 'not found page' for when visitors try to access an old page on your site or have mis-typed the page slug.

Under Custom Domains in your account settings, click Select next to "Homepage" and/or "Not Found Page" to set your Leadpage.

Standalone pages

Follow these steps to publish any page to your custom domain:

  1. Click Leadpages in your account dashboard, open the actions menu more for your page, then select Publishing Options
  2. On the “URL” tab, click the pencil icon to edit.
  3. Select your domain and enter a URL “slug”, which will appear at the end of your URL: www.yourdomain.com/your-awesome-page
  4. Click Save.

Frequently asked questions

Can I configure additional custom domains?

Yes. As long as you own the domain and have access to adding the CNAME record on that domain.

If you have a site already built at that domain, check out our WordPress plugin or HTML publishing options.

How is domain security handled?

We support https:// and SSL protocols by default for all pages hosted on our servers. In fact, you don’t need to purchase your own SSL certificate. Learn more about security ↗

We’re not able to automatically secure pages hosted on your own server (such as through your WordPress site or our HTML download option).

(Updated September 19, 2018)


Please let us know if you have additional questions.

You can always file a support ticket if you have additional questions by clicking the Support button in your dashboard as shown here or clicking here to file a support ticket.

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