Every Member.buzz Space comes with a free subdomain. Default domains are composed of your site's Slug and the Member.buzz domain. For instance, if your organization is called The Penguin Club, you might choose to have the following address:

https://penguin-club.member.buzz

If you want to map your own domain, you first have to purchase it from a Domain Registrar (e.g. GoDaddy or Register.com). After you own the domain, you can also map this custom domain to your Member.buzz Space by following these steps:

Setup Site

Before you can begin, you must have created a Member.buzz Space.

Purchase Domain

You must own a custom domain, or have purchased a new one from a registrar (e.g. GoDaddy).

Setup DNS Records

After you purchase your domain, you have to add a few DNS records into your registrar account (e.g. GoDaddy).

To get started, choose whether you want to map a domain or subdomain to your Member.buzz space.

To map your domain (https://www.domain.com), create the following DNS mapping records to point to Member.buzz:

RecordHostDestination
A@52.224.165.153
CNAMEwwwmember.buzz

Next, create the following DNS verification records to verify the ownership of your domain:

RecordHostDestination
CNAMEverifyverify.member.buzz

After your custom domain has been approved and you have verified that it is functioning correctly, the DNS verification records can be removed.

To map your subdomain (https://subdomain.domain.com), create the following DNS mapping record to point to Member.buzz:

RecordHostDestination
CNAMEsubdomainmember.buzz

Next, create the following DNS verification record to verify the ownership of your domain:

RecordHostDestination
CNAMEverify.subdomainverify.member.buzz

After your custom domain has been approved and you have verified that it is functioning correctly, the DNS verification record can be removed.

If you have multiple Member.buzz Spaces using different subdomains on a single domain, create the following wildcard DNS mapping record to point to Member.buzz:

RecordHostDestination
A@52.224.165.153
CNAME*member.buzz

Next, create the following DNS verification record to verify the ownership of your domain:

RecordHostDestination
CNAMEverifyverify.member.buzz

After your custom domain has been approved and you have verified that it is functioning correctly, the DNS verification record can be removed.

If you still need help, you can either work with your registrar or reach out to us.

Setup SPF Records

A Sender Policy Framework (SPF) Record is an email authentication standard that compares the email sender’s actual IP address to a list of IP addresses authorized to send mail from that domain. The IP list is published in the domain’s DNS record.

In order to avoid having all of the notifications sent from your Space end up in your Member's spam folder, you will need to add or modify your SPF record to indicate that Member.buzz is a legitimate source of mail for your domain.

If you have an SPF record set for your domain, you must add include:spf.member.buzz before the all mechanism of the record. If you do not have an SPF record for your domain you must create a TXT record with the value:

v=spf1 a mx include:spf.member.buzz ~all

Do not create more than one SPF1 record for a given domain. If you need more than one SPF record, you will want to merge the additional SPF records into a single SPF record.

For example, if your existing record looks like this:

v=spf1 a mx include:spf.protection.outlook.com ~all

You would just need to add our lookup at the end of the string, before the ~all mechanism, like so:

v=spf1 a mx include:spf.protection.outlook.com include:spf.member.buzz ~all

After this record is added your notifications will be much less likely to end up in your Member's spam folder.

Adding Domain to Member.buzz Space

Next, you must add your custom domain in your site's domain Setup Dashboard.

Again, if you are The Penguin Club, this would be located here:

https://penguin-club.member.buzz/dashboard/setup/domains

Approval

After a custom domain has been added to a Space, an automated process begins to setup everything on our end.  This process has three steps:

  1. Verifying
    The setup that you completed above should be automatically verified within an hour.
  2. Binding
    Your setup has been verified and the binding is being configured.
  3. Complete
    The binding is ready to use!

After your new domain has been verified, you can use it to access your Space.


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