If you have a registered domain name, you can point to it your store created on StreetLib.
To be sure to do that properly, you should read this post carefully :)
First of all, take a look at the URL automatically assigned to your store once you enter a store's name.
You should start configuring your store and save but don't enable it (make it live, I mean)
Then, go to your domain name provider (e.g. Godaddy.com, Register,com, ect.), because you'll need to add a CNAME to your domain. (You don't need to know what it actually is to be able to do it, but if you're cusious, here is what Wikipedia says about it). The process depends entirely on the type of provider you use, each provider has a dedicated solution so you'll need to figure out how to do so. However, if you were to find yourself unable to find the information needed on the provider's website or by a Google search, you can contact us so we can work with you to find the solution.
Here is an example to guide you a bit. Let's say your domain name is store.mywebsite.com, and you want it to go to the bookstore that, for now, has the automated address mybookstore.stores.streetlib.com. You'll need to create a CNAME record as such:
store.mywebsite.com. CNAME mybookstore.stores.streetlib.com.
/!\Please note the final dots, which ensure "store.mywebsite.com" is considered as one full URL.
The key element, valid whichever provider you're using, is that the CNAME record points to the right custom domain name. We recommend creating the CNAME record at least a few hours before adding your custom domain to your bookstore and publishing it, to let the DNS update itself.
Here is a recap of the steps to follow to be sure to associate correctly your bookstore to your domain name:
- Create the store without inserting a custom domain name.
- Go to your domain name provider and add the CNAME record as described above.
- Verify the DNS propagation, for instance: https://www.whatsmydns.net/#CNAME/store.mywebsite.com should see all the results sent to stores.streetlib.com (this step can take up to 48 hours)
- When you are absolutely sure your domain name sends to the correct point, go to Sell, add you custom domain in the dedicated field and save.
- Finally, test. If everything works fine you can activate the store to put it live online to start selling books.