If you would like to change the URL we provide you for your Trainerize site you can. For example if you want to change your URL from gym.trainerize.com to www.gym.com so you can use your own branded web address, follow these steps.
Step 1: Buy your web address from GoDaddy.
First, you have to buy a domain from www.godaddy.com and follow the steps below on how to add a vanity URL. We will still host your site for free.
Step 2: Change your Trainerize Web Address mapping
Go into your Trainerize account > Account settings > Web address > choose the second option: “I want to use the default Trainerize website, but map it to my own custom domain name. (like: www.gym.com)”
Step 3: Login to your GoDaddy Account
The following instructions are for configuring your domain in GoDaddy's control panel.
Use the login prompt in the upper right corner of the screen at http://godaddy.com. Click on My Account on the right.
Once you're logged in, click the + sign beside 'Domains'.
Step 4 - Access your Domain Details and Change the CNAME record
Your Domains Details page will look something like this. Find the domain you want to use and click 'Manage DNS'.
This will take you to the DNS Management page
On this page, find your CNAME record with a Host of www. It will look like this. Click the pencil on the far right.
Replace the @ under Points to with your Trainerize URL (xxx.trainerize.com). In this example we're using intoyoga.trainerize.com. Then press 'Save'.
Step 5 - Add Domain Forwarding
Next scroll down further on the same DNS Management page to find 'Forwarding'. Click the pencil.
In the Forward to: field, keep http:// selected and add your domain name with the www. in front, such as www.yourdomain.com, then press save. (Note: Keep the Redirect type: as a 301 (Permanent) and the Forward settings: to Forward only.)
Congratulations! You are now done updating your domain settings.
If everything is done correctly, you'll see the blue check box appear and a message that says "The above domain is registered with us." Then press save and you're done.
Note: DNS updates can take up to 72 hours to fully propagate on the web depending on your provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I see a message saying that my domain is not correctly pointed to Trainerize?
If you see an error message like that, you will want to ensure that you have waited the full 72 hours for your domain to propagate, as domain propagation can vary.
If you still see this message after 72 hours, you will want to check your domain settings to ensure that you have properly set the CNAME and forwarding according to the directions above. GoDaddy's A Record should populate automatically when you setup domain forwarding, if it doesn't you can use the directions above to add their A Record.
Need more help with this? See GoDaddy's site here.
I am seeing and Opps! error when I visit my domain. How can I fix this?
It's possible you will need to wait until your domain propagates across the web; this can take up to 72 hours. If it has been longer than 72 hours since you last updated your domain settings you may need to update your A Record to point to GoDaddy's.
Note: You must use GoDaddy's nameservers in order to successfully map a domain.See GoDaddy's instructions for this here.