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Location: Websites – (Web site name) – Edit – Take me Live

Required Setup: In order to view this page, you must be assigned the role of General Manager, Marketing Manager, or a custom role that includes the Solution permission.

Scope: This feature is available for Kigo Plan 2 and above.

About the Take Me Live Page

Use the Take me live page to bring your Kigo web site live. Once your Kigo web site is live, your customers can access your web site content. To take your web site live, you purchase a domain name and then update the domain name server with your DNS provider. If you cannot make the changes required to take your Kigo web site live, contact your account manager for assistance.

Kigo Websites Take Me Live Page

Field Definitions

  • Record type: This is the type of domain name system (DNS) record. The two record types for a Kigo web site are the A record (address record) and CNAME record (Canonical name record).
  • Setting: This is the host name. The host name is @ for the A record and www for the CNMAE record.
  • Value: This is the server name. For Kigo web sites, this should be 137.117.72.13.
  • GoDaddy DNS setup instructions: Click this link to display detailed instructions on setting up the DNS record for GoDaddy®.

Bringing Your Web Site Live

To display your Kigo web sites, you must register the domain name that you'd like to use with a domain registrar. There are many different domain registration companies available. Some popular examples include GoDaddy®, Domain.com©, Tucows©, and Network Solutions®. We do not recommend any specific domain registrar, and you should be able to use any reputable domain registration company for your Kigo web site. To register for a domain name, follow the instructions provided by your chosen domain registration company.

While you can start customizing your Kigo web sites without securing a domain name first, we recommend that you perform this step early in the process to ensure that you can purchase the domain name you want.

Once you've purchased the domain, you must update the domain name server. Depending on your registrar, this can also be called a name server or DNS. You must perform this step with your domain registrar. Each site is slightly different, but the basic steps are:

  1. Purchase a domain name.

    If you purchase a domain name from GoDaddy.com, click GoDaddy DNS Setup Instructions to view detailed setup instructions for GoDaddy.com.

  2. Log into the web site for the domain registrar.
  3. Mange the domain name settings.
  4. Update the primary DNS (or name server) from the default value to 137.117.72.13.
  5. Set up a CNAME (alias) record that points to the value inside the Value column for that section. This value is generated dynamically and tells the provider where to find the site.
  6. Save your changes. It should only take a few minutes for the change to occur, but it can take up to 48 hours for the change to be completely propagated.

Checking DNS Propagation for Your Domain

  1. Click Test A Record. The whatsmydns.net web site appears in a new tab.
  2. Determine if your DNS has propagated. Green checks indicate the DNS has propagated for that area, while a red x indicates that the DNS has not propagated.

Additional Information/Related Topics

Kigo WordPress Plug-In
Kigo Websites Editing
Initial Setup
General
Property & Search Settings
Slideshow Setup
Data Sync Setup
Initial Setup
Advanced Options
Manage Translations
SSL Configuration

 

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