So you have decided to buy a new domain for each localized URL of your store. Great!
We'll be more than happy to guide you through this process. You can follow all steps listed below in one go and notify your Glopal Account Manager once they're done.
NOTE: This guide explains how to configure localized versions of your store for top-level domains. For example you want to have
example.de for German version,
example.fr for French version, etc.
If you prefer, you can always buy a single "international" domain (which can be anything you like, e.g.
example.global, etc). We are able to then configure all localized subdomains under this single "international" domain (e.g.
If this is what you would actually like more, please refer to the 4a. How to set up custom domains? Instructions for subdomains article and also complete all the steps (including the optional one).
Otherwise, please continue with this guide and follow the steps below to configure the custom domains at top level.
STEP 1 - verify the domain
Before Glopal is able to use a given domain to serve localized versions of your store, we need to prove that you (the domain owner) have authorized us to do so.
This is done by adding a specific
TXT record to your domain's DNS configuration. You will receive a personalized
TXT record from your Glopal Account Manager and it will look like this:
You need to log in to your DNS configuration panel and simply add a new
TXT record at the root level of your domain. It may look like this:
@ symbol is simply a placeholder that translates to "current domain at root level" ("bare/naked" form, so without
www. or any other subdomains. This is exactly what we want to do: add a
TXT record at the root level.
TTL (Time To Live) is a configuration setting that tells other DNS servers for how long they should cache this value. It is recommended to set it to 1 hour (3600 seconds). Do not set it to a larger value - if you make a mistake it will be hard to get the corrected value propagated in the DNS system.
Please note you may already have some existing
TXT records - do not remove them! Simply add a new record as listed above and leave everything else as-is.
Repeat this step for all of the domains you want to configure. The
TXT record will be different for each domain!
STEP 2 - redirect the domain to our servers
Once we have the permission to use your domain, it's time to point it to our servers so that we can serve localized version of your store.
Start with removing all of the existing
AAAA records. Beware that this means the domain will no longer serve any content that it currently does, so make sure you are doing this for newly bought domains that you want to use for localized versions of your store only.
Keep the other existing DNS records (
Then, point the domain to our servers by setting the following DNS records:
NOTE: ALL eight records have to be set as shown above (not just one). You can add multiple
AAAA records for any given domain.
Please repeat this step for all of the domains you would like to set up. The values (IPs) are the same regardless of the domain.
STEP 3 - let us know
Once done, notify your Glopal Account Manager. It can take up to 24-48 hours for the DNS changes to fully propagate worldwide, but usually it's much quicker. Once we verify the DNS configuration is correct, we will finalize the setup and make your custom URLs live. Congratulations!