If you already have a custom domain name through a third-party provider like GoDaddy, you'll need to ensure that domain points to your MONESQ Professional Website.
We've provided instructions for GoDaddy and Google here. If you are using another domain name provider, refer to their support documentation for detailed instructions.
NOTE: Once you make these changes, it may take up to 24 hours for the change to take effect. In rare instances it can take up to 72 hours.
Adding a CNAME Record
From the menu, navigate to 'My Products Page'
Scroll down to 'All Products and Services' until you see the 'Domains' section.
Next to the domain name you want to use for your Professional Website, click 'DNS'.
Take a look at the 'Records' section.
For the line containing 'CNAME' in the 'Type' column, and "www' in the "Name' column, click the edit icon on the right side:
Edit the 'Points to' field with "securesite.legal" and click 'Save.'
Next, Scroll down to the 'Forwarding' section and next to 'Domain,' click 'Add.'
From the dropdown under 'Forward to,' choose https://
Make sure the check the option for 'Permanent 301' and 'Forward Only' then click 'Save'.
View your domains in 'My Domains' and click on your domain:
Click on the 'DNS' menu:
Scroll down to the 'Custom resource records' section:
Instructions for each field:
Check the following options:
- Permanent redirect (301)
- Forward path
- Enable SSL
In your MONESQ account, select 'Settings' from the left navigation bar and then the 'Professional website' tab. Click on 'Custom domain' and enter your full custom domain name including the 'www." Click to save.
There are a variety of companies that sell domain names. If you have a custom domain name from a provider other than GoDaddy or Google Domains:
- Visit your domain service provider's website or call their technical support line.
- Tell them of your desire to have your domain name point to the MONESQ Professional Website
- Provide them with the value, "securesite.legal" to add to the DNS records, and ask them to configure the CNAME record as well.
It may take 24 hours for any changes to take effect. Check with your domain name provider for specific guidelines.
There are several advantages to having a custom domain associated with your website. The first is that it allows you to create a website using a domain (URL) that more directly reflects your own business. For many, this is seen as more professional and instills confidence in your business. A second advantage is that you can host your email with this same domain name. For example, if you purchase the domain "www.mylawfirm.com", not only can people find your website at that address, but they can send emails to you there as well. For instance, your email address could look like "firstname.lastname@example.org ". This also gives you law firm a more professional appearance to your clients.
GoDaddy's search bar:
Google Domain's search bar:
Once you have a domain name, you can contact them about setting up email using that domain, or follow the instructions above to use your custom domain for your MONESQ Professional Website!