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Create your .com in minutes

We've made it easy as pie to connect your own domain to your club page and use it as your primary website, so that all your public links start with your own domain (yourleaguename.com – or yourleaguename.co.nz or whatever you like for that matter) instead of scheduler.leaguelobster.com.

Alternative: Set up a Subdomain

Alternatively, if already have a website you'd like to keep, you might consider setting up LeagueLobster under a subdomain for branding purposes. It's just as easy to set up a subdomain like schedules.yourleaguename.com to point to your LeagueLobster page so that all your links (including schedules, registration, team pages, etc.) start with that instead of scheduler.leaguelobster.com.

We'll walk you through it step-by-step below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us (click the blue chat button at the bottom right)!

Let's dive in!


1. Buy your domain

First, you will need to buy your desired domain from a domain registrar, such as Godaddy or Namecheap.

2. Enter your domain in settings

Second, you'll want to enter your domain under your organization settings in LeagueLobster:

  • Go to your club page (1) and click the Edit Organization button (2)

  • On the edit organization page, enter your domain name and click Register:

Using LL as your main website:

Enter www.yourdomain.com

Using a subdomain:

Enter subdomain.yourdomain.com

e.g. leagues.yourdomain.com

Note: you'll need to subscribe to one of the PRO plans in order to use this feature

3. Point your domain to our server

Third, you'll need go to your domain registrar (where you bought your domain) and create a CNAME to point your domain to proxy.leaguelobster.com. Please see right below for detailed instructions on how to do that!

In the following examples, we'll walk through setting up a CNAME in Godaddy and Namecheap. Other domain providers will look similar. Let us know if you need any help.


Example 1: Godaddy

Go to the Manage DNS page (look for the link under additional settings on the domain settings page)

Under Records, click ADD, select CNAME for Type, enter www for Host (or another subdomain you'd like to use) and proxy.leaguelobster.com for Points to.

It'll look something like this after you click Save:

Here, we also added forwarding from the (root) domain to www, so that when someone types in yourdomain.com (without the www), they get redirected to your site rather than getting an error.


IMPORTANT

Please note that you do not want to create a CNAME directly for your root domain, but rather follow our forwarding example. If you created a CNAME for your root domain, you would lose the ability to set up email addresses for your domain or to add other DNS entries.


Example 2: Namecheap

On Namecheap, you'll want to go to the Advanced DNS section and

  • create a CNAME Record:

Host

www or

subdomain (e.g. leagues) if using a subdomain

Value

proxy.leaguelobster.com

  • and create a URL Redirect Record (only if using LL as your main website; skip if using a subdomain)

Host

@

Value

https://www.yourdomain.com

Permanent (301)

yes

*make sure to include the https:// or it won't accept it
**replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain


IMPORTANT

Please note that you do not want to create a CNAME directly for your root domain, but rather follow our forwarding example. If you created a CNAME for your root domain, you would lose the ability to set up email addresses for your domain or to add other DNS entries.


And Done

That's all there is to it.

Note, it may take a few minutes before you'll see your club page at yourdomain.com.

Let us know if you have any questions. We're here to help!


Check out an example here (click the image):

rugby league website hosted on leaguelobster

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