September 24, 2020
WHICH DOMAIN REGISTRAR SHOULD I USE?
Choosing a domain is an important part of starting your business and is essential to building a trustworthy brand online! Choosing the right domain registrar will help set you up for success.
We highly recommend you register your domain with NameCheap.com, NameSilo.com, or Name.com.
We have found that these registrars are the best if you need to implement email forwarding. The benefit of email forwarding is that it allows you to forward customer support emails to our team! We provide customer service on your behalf so you can focus on your business and marketing. If you have other domain registrars you would like to use, please reach out to us because some do not have email support.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR STORE
To get started setting up your store on your own domain using our platform, visit our website, www.gearlaunch.com/platform and click on “JOIN US TODAY.”
Click on the “LOGIN” button. Use your Gmail address and password to log in.
Fill out the Gear Launch Seller Registration Form and then click “Submit.”
Accept the GearLaunch Seller Agreement.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page; add your Domain registrar and your Domain then click the “Submit” button.
It usually takes less than 24 hours to receive approval for your store. You’ll be notified by email once it’s approved.
After your store gets approved, you can log in to your GearLaunch account. In your dashboard, click on the green bar that says, “This GearLaunch site is not launched yet! Click here to see your DNS settings page.”
Next, click on the “Check DNS records” button.
Copy the values from here to update your domain registrar with these DNS records and values.
Go to your domain registrar website and log in to your account.
Update your DNS records with the information you got from your GearLaunch dashboard.
Set up your email forwarding settings so we can help your customers on your behalf. Go to the “Domain” tab and update the “Redirect email” option. You’ll need to set up Email Forwarding from: support@yourdomain to email@example.com
Once you have updated your DNS records on your domain registrar, go back to your GearLaunch dashboard and click the “Verify DNS records” button.
When all the DNS records are verified, please wait for 24hrs for SSL generation and our confirmation email, then your store will be live and you will be ready to start selling!