Part 5: Attach a Custom Domain

Nice work on personalizing your site! Now that it’s been personalized, it’s time to attach a domain so you can show it off!

Note: If you’d like, you can send us your login info to your domain provider on the form at the bottom of this page. Click here to skip below.

Or you can follow the tutorial below if you’d prefer keeping your login information private. We’re here for you either way and are more than happy to dive in with you.


How to:

In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to attach your custom domain to your Carrot site! Attaching your domain to your site is one of the most important things you’ll do since it’s what actually makes your site viewable to the public. You can have your domain be whatever you want, as long as you own that domain! If you’re looking for a site to purchase your domain at, we strongly recommend Namecheap since they’re easy to work with, and they don’t try to upsell you like crazy!

*You may find your registrar’s support team asking for an “IP Address” to attach the domain name. We use a cnames record to attach domain names because using IP Addresses means a systems servers must remain the same and ours do not and flux with incoming traffic and other updates. To ensure domain names always work, please use a cname to attach the domain to your site. 

Step 1: Sign in and click the green “Add Custom Domain” button.

*Alternatively, you can get to Step 2 by going to your dashboard and following this path: Settings>Custom Domain

Step 2: Type your domain into the “Add Your Domain” section and hit Save

Step 3: Update Your Registrar’s DNS Settings by logging into your registrar and changing them there.

*The steps here are generic so they work for as many domain providers as possible. The individual verbiage your domain registrar will use may be slightly different than the steps we’ve outlined in the picture above, but the instructions above will be applicable!

Your SSL will automatically kick in

*Your SSL is what makes your site read as secure. Carrot automatically puts one on your site when you sign up, and there’s no need for you to actually do anything to get it on your site. It can take up to 24 hours before it applies to your site, but it’s usually pretty quick. People will still be able to see your site before it kicks in as well, so at this point, you don’t even have to wait to drive traffic to your new site!

Learn More:

Wondering what makes a good domain name? Check out our blog post, “7 factors of a great domain name for real estate investing sites

Here’s another similarly named, yet full of good content blog post on “how to choose the right real estate domain name


Congratulations!!!

You’ve nearly completed the first phase to get your site launched and personalized. If you haven’t systems that you currently use, such as Mailchimp or Podio, then you’re finished and can move on to the next phase of this Guide and drive traffic to your site:

Check out the Guide for your next step in driving traffic ›

If you have systems you are currently using, there’s one more step in this process to tie everything together. 

Check out the final part of Phase 1, tying your systems together ›


We can do it for you

Let Us Attach Your Domain

We know these can be technical and are happy to help get over this hurdle. Let us attach the domain for you at no charge.
  • This would usually be titled username and password.
    Two factor authentication is a text or email with a code to verify you are the one logging in. We would need to coordinate if you have this. 🙂
    For example, we have oncarrot.com and have a custom email of support@oncarrot.com
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