Domain Provider Guide: Dreamhost

Important: You must set both A records and CNAME records in order for your domain to properly connect to your Pattern site.

First, edit your A record information for your root domain.

  1. Go to https://panel.dreamhost.com/ to log in to your account.
  2. In the Toolbox panel on the left, click Manage Domains.
  3. Under All hosted domains on this account, locate the domain you want to connect and click the DNS link directly underneath it.
  4. Locate the Add a custom DNS record to [your domain name] section.
  5. Leave the Name field blank.
  6. Select A from the Type dropdown.
  7. In the Value field, enter:
  8. Click the Add Record Now! button.

Next, edit your CNAME records for your subdomain.

  1. From the same Add a custom DNS record to [your domain name] section, in the Name field, enter www.
  2. Select CNAME from the Type dropdown.
  3. In the Value field, type patternbyetsy.com
  4. Click the Add Record Now! button.
  5. If you’d like to set up multiple subdomains, repeat the same process above for each.

Once you have set up all of your records, you'll need to visit the Domains section of your Pattern Dashboard and type www.YourDomain.com into the field next to Own a domain? .

It can take up to 48 hours for your domain to connect.

If you're still having trouble connecting your domain, check for any preexisting A records or CNAME records and delete them. Conflicting records can cause your domain connection to fail.

If continue to have trouble connecting your domain, contact Dreamhost's support team and provide them with the following information:

  • You would like to set up one A record for your root domain which points to

  • You would also like to set up a CNAME record (www.) for your subdomain that points to your Etsy-hosted domain, which is patternbyetsy.com

Note: Never give your Etsy username or password to a third party.

Only you are authorized to instruct your domain provider to connect your domain to your Pattern site, and Etsy cannot interact directly with your domain provider under any circumstances.

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