In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to properly setup your domain if you have your domain with 1 and 1. Please follow ALL these steps in order.

Step 1: Adding A Subdomain

After you log into you account, scroll down till you see the list with your domain. Click on the Gear icon and select ‘Manage Subdomains’.

select manage subdomain

Then click ‘Add Domain’.

NOTE: If you already have a subdomain, you’ll find this link in the box to the right of your listed subdomain.

create subdomain

add www to your domain

Step 2: Setting Up A CNAME

Once you’ve added your subdomain, go back to the first page of your account. On the right side there will be a box called Portfolio. This will tell you how many domains & subdomains you own. Click on ‘Subdomains’.



Then click on the Gear icon and select ‘DNS’.

select DNS

You’ll be redirected to a list of records. Unlike the picture you probably won’t have any CNAME records at the top, so you’ll wan’t to click ‘Add Record’.

NOTE: Fill out the form exactly as you see it in the above picture.

You can copy and paste this link apartment.wpengine.com

Step 3: Set Up A Redirect

So what we did in the previous steps will make your domain work with www. But since most people today don’t add www, we want it to also work if someone just types your domain name without the www. So we’re going to forward the non-www version of your domain with www.

Once again, on the home page of your account, scroll down till you find the list showing your domain. Again you’ll click on the Gear icon, but this time select ‘Adjust Destination’.

adjust destination

NOTE: Make sure you the form is filled out correctly BEFORE clicking Save.

Step 4: Attach Your Domain To Your Site

Final Step. Log into your Apartment Investor Pro account and scroll down till you see on the side menu ‘Tools’ hover over that and click on ‘Domain Mapping’.

domain mapping tools in WP dashbaord

Once you’re redirected add Your domain to the ‘Map new domain name’ Field.

Adding your domain name

What you’ll also want to do is click the Star icon under ‘Actions’ for the domain you just added. This will make it the primary domain. Otherwise, it will use your Apartment Investor Pro URL as the primary and will affect your sitemap. What does this mean? Well if you are concerned about SEO, it’ll make a difference because all of the URLs in your sitemap will show as your Apartment Investor Pro domain name if you don’t change your primary domain.

IMPORTANT: Include the ‘www’. You may not have any domain in the list above unlike the picture above. Whether you only have 1 or multiple, make sure to select ‘Directed to mapped (primary) domain’ for Your new domain.