How To Set Up Your Own Domain For Use with your Free Versla Web Shop

This guide is designed to assist you in setting up the DNS with some of the most popular domain providers in the UK for your free webshop offered through Versla Marketplace. By changing the CNAME record, you will be able to direct a subdomain of your website (such as 'www') to your Versla webshop, which is hosted at

Before we start, it's important to understand what a CNAME record is. A CNAME (Canonical Name) record is a type of DNS (Domain Name System) record that maps a subdomain of your domain to another domain or subdomain. For example, if you have a domain called and you want to point to, you would set a CNAME record for www to point to

In many cases, you might see "@" used in the context of DNS records. This symbol represents the root of your domain, meaning it's used when you don't specify a subdomain. For example, if you want (without any prefix like 'www') to direct to, you would set a CNAME record for "@" to point to However, not all domain providers support "@" CNAME records, so it's important to check with your specific provider.


Here's how to change a CNAME record with GoDaddy:

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio.
  2. Select Domain Edit Options next to your domain, and then select Edit DNS.
  3. Select the checkboxes next to the DNS records you need to edit, and then select Edit.
  4. To edit a CNAME record, the "Name" field should be your subdomain (like 'www' or '@' for the root domain), and the "Value" field should be
  5. Click Save to confirm your edits.

123 Reg

To update a CNAME record with 123 Reg, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your 123Reg Control Panel.
  2. Select Domain Names within the ‘Manage Active Products section, then choose your domain name and select Manage.
  3. Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click Manage DNS.
  4. Select the Advanced DNS tab.
  5. Create a new record with 'CNAME' as the type. The Hostname field should be your subdomain (like 'www' or '*'), and the Destination CNAME field should be
  6. Click Add to save the new record.


For Fasthosts/UKreg users, the process to change a CNAME record involves these steps:

  1. Login to your Fasthosts/UKReg account and select 'domain names' from the left menu.
  2. Locate the domain you want to change the DNS for and click the DNS button.
  3. Look for an existing CNAME Record where the Host Name is set to your subdomain (like 'www'). If there is one, click to edit it. If there isn't, go to step 5.
  4. Change the Points To value to and click Save.
  5. If there isn't already a CNAME Record for your subdomain, click the 'add CNAME record' button in the CNAME Records section. Enter the type as CNAME, the Host as your subdomain (like 'www'), and the points to as, then click 'save'.


Here's how you can change a CNAME record on 1&1 IONOS:

  1. Log in to your 1&1 IONOS account and select 'Domains & SSL' from the left-hand menu.
  2. Click the gear icon next to your domain and select 'DNS'.
  3. Scroll to the DNS Settings section and select 'Edit'.
  4. Find the CNAME record you want to edit or select 'Add record' if you need to create a new one.
  5. In the 'Hostname' field, enter your subdomain (like 'www' or '@' for the root domain), and in the 'Points to' field, enter
  6. Click 'Save' to confirm your changes.


Please remember that DNS changes can take some time to propagate throughout the internet. In most cases, they should take effect within an hour, but they can sometimes take up to 48 hours to update globally.

If your website isn't showing live after 24 hours, you may have incorrectly set up the DNS records, in which case you should contact your domain provider for assistance.

We hope you find this guide helpful! If you have any other questions about managing your domain's DNS settings, don't hesitate to ask.


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