Your domain name is your website address. When it’s time to publish your page, Ontraport allows you to either host it on any of the Ontraport-owned domains or on your own domain.
If you host your page on an Ontraport-owned domain, Ontraport will apply an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate to all your pages for free. SSL certificates greatly strengthen website security and are increasingly required by web browsers. If you use your own domain as described below, Ontraport will provide the SSL certificate for that domain as well.
 

Using Our Domains


Ontraport offers the following free secure domains:

 

the available ontraport hosting domains

 

Once you choose a domain, you can create a subdomain, such as mywebsite.pages.ontraport.net.

 

Using Your Own Domain


If you’ve purchased a domain from a domain registrar (such as GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, etc.) that you would like to host on, Ontraport allows you to use that domain to host your page. Using your own domain allows you to customize it to your brand’s name for consistency. To use your own domain, follow one of the two methods explained below.

IMPORTANT: We recommend hiring a trusted web-developer or Ontraport Expert to assist you with this process. If you already have a domain with live content, following the steps below will make your existing content inaccessible from that domain. Additionally, note that with either method below, you will not be able to host other content (outside of Ontraport) on the domain.

Method 1: Using an A Record 

This method involves buying a new domain and leaving the nameservers as is. Set the domain’s A Record to point to 209.170.211.187. The A Record (or Address Record) maps your domain name to Ontraport’s server. This method allows you to manage the DNS records at your domain registrar if you want to add TXT, CNAME or MX records for other services.

For delivery success, make sure to configure DKIM and SPF records as shown in this article.

For WordPress hosting (new domain only), point your domain’s A Record to 54.209.88.19. Please be aware, this IP address changed in May, 2017. If you are currently using the old IP address for your A record, please continue using it.

Method 2: Setting Nameservers

This method involves buying a new domain and setting the nameservers to ns1.ontraport.com and ns2.ontraport.com when registering the domain name. If you already own and have registered the domain, you will still be able to adjust these settings. We advise reaching out to the domain registrar for help with this process if necessary.

Note, with this method, you will not have FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access, which is used to transfer files between computers on a network. 

If you’d like to add other zone file records such as TXT or CNAME, please contact our Support team.

 

Using the Ontraport Pages Plugin


If you use WordPress for your website, you can use the Ontrapages plugin for WordPress to host your Ontraport Pages on your WordPress site. This way you’re using your own, existing domain without needing to use the methods above to point your domain toward Ontraport’s servers. Your published pages will inherit the SSL certificate of your website, if you have one, and will be published as a secure page.

 

Setting Up Your MX Records


If you are using the Ontraport nameservers to point a domain to Ontraport for hosting a WordPress site or Ontraport Pages, you cannot edit the MX records yourself, but you can have us add them for you. Submit a support ticket with your domain name and the MX records from your email provider.