Redirect subdomain to SmugMug


#1

Hi

I’ve got a subdomain that I currently use to run a Koken instance here on Reclaim. Instead, I’d like to point it to my SmugMug instance. The SmugMug instructions say:

Point your CNAME ‘www’ to domains.smugmug.com.
Within the domain forwarding area, point the version of your domain address without the www to the address with the www: example.com > www.example.com.
• Using a subdomain to point at SmugMug? There is no need to set up an A Record.

Is it as simple as me deleting all existing records for my subdomain and then setting up the new CNAME record? Or are there other steps I need to take to avoid breaking something?!

Many thanks

Rob


#2

You can either delete and add the new record or edit the existing record to make it a CNAME (which might be easier)


#3

Thanks, just tried editing the existing CNAME but it won’t let me because of the existing A records. As SmugMug doesn’t need an A record it looks like I need to delete all of those first.


#4

Right, so I have now have a CNAME record for www.mysubdomain.mydomain.com that sends it to domains.smugmug.com , plus a redirect of mysubdomain.mydomain.com to www.mysubdomain.mydomain.com

Will wait for the changes to propogate and see what happens!


#5

Is Smugmug expecting the www subdomain? I usually see it reversed (the non-www version of a subdomain being mapped to the third party) but realistically as long as the record matches the URL that’s in Smugmug it should work.


#6

Yes, I’ve put www.mysubdomain.mydomain.com into my SmugMug custom domain settings. They specifically want the www CNAME for some reason (it would be neater to do without it IMHO!).


#7

All this worked, so I thought hmm will it work the other way around too? So I tried it, and yes - I have now mapped it across without the www and redirected the www to it.