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Can I use more than one service/app on the same domain?

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017 04:05AM NZDT
Yes, you can point your domain to a website and use it for email, or point multiple subdomain URLs to different websites, etc.
 

Website and email hosting

The most common combination is to have a website (or blog, portfolio, online store, etc.) and email service, e.g. Squarespace and G Suite. Adding email hosting to your domain will not affect any website hosting settings, i.e. the required A, CNAME, MX, etc. DNS records.

You can point both a website and email service to the root domain as long as there are not duplicate records. For example, if you set up your website for the root domain with an A record and a CNAME record, you can then add an email service that has MX and TXT records. That's fine, because they are all different.

Below is what the DNS records for a Squarespace and G Suite install would look like. Lots of records, but they all work together just fine.

All of our App Marketplace one-click installs for email hosting providers work with our partnered website services. If you are not sure if the setup you want to use might cause a problem, just let us know. We're happy to help.


Squarespace and G Suite install
 


Website and blog using subdomains (or portfolio, or online store, etc.)

If you have a website for your main domain, e.g. (www.)exampledomain.com and want to add a blog service such as Tumblr or Squarespace, you need to work with subdomains, e.g. blog.exampledomain.com.

Note that exampledomain.com/blog is a page, not a subdomain, and you can't set that up in your iwantmyname dashboard. You would need to create that page in your account where your website is hosted.

To set up a subdomain with a new platform or service, login to your iwantmyname account, and click on the domain you set to set up in your domains dashboard. From the next page you can use the search field to go to the install page for the service you want, e.g. Tumblr. Or you can click on Setup in the top navigation menu, then click on Apps & Services to find the service in our App Marketplace.

Once you get to the service's install page, click on or add on a subdomain. Then type in the name of the subdomain you want to use in the text box that will appear, e.g. blog, shop, etc. Then click the green Install button to install the records you need to connect the blog.exampledomain.com subdomain to Tumblr.

Note, you will also need to complete setup in your Tumblr account or for whichever service account you are using for your website.

install a subdomain

This is the same setup you would use to set up a portfolio subdomain, for example. Or an online store if you wanted shop.exampledomain.com.

You can add as many subdomains as you like, connected to as many services as needed with your domain.

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