This content is aimed to help you configure your domain name for cross border business.
In brief, we’ll show you how to update the setting of your domain’s name (e.g. example.com) or subdomains (e.g. fr.example.com) so that they point to the localized (translated) versions of your website(s) created by Glopal.
The customers using your domain or subdomains will thus see the proper localized version of the site.
This “mapping” is done via the update of your DNS (Domain Name System).
The domains can be set up in two ways:
- As subdomains to your existing domestic page (eg. https://de.example.com)
→ You won't need to purchase any new domain for this setup.
- As a new domain (eg. https://example.de when the domestic store is https://example.com
→ You will need to purchase the domains you would like to use
- If you don’t have a dedicated domain or subdomain for international purposes, you should go for option 1 (subdomain setting).
The exception here would be if your your primary domestic domain is something like https://example.de.
Having a site with an address like fr.example.de can look weird and confusing for the user.
- If you already have a dedicated domain for international purposes - stay consistent!
The full process has been described and broken down for your convenience into a series of articles (full list below):
- Process overview
- Instructions for Subdomains
- Instructions for Regular Domains
- Additional content:
- How does the DNS system work?
If you would like to share the complete instructions document with third parties involved in this process feel free to download the file linked below.