Once you've created your website in Vizlly, the final step is to launch your website for travel shoppers to see.
Here are the steps that you’ll need to follow:
Step 1: Register a domain name
A domain name is a unique name that will identify your property’s website on the internet (an example of a domain name is www.myhotel.com).
If you have an IT team, you may want to talk to them about registering your domain. If you don’t, you can register a domain name through a Domain Registrar (the process is really easy!)
Here are some popular suggestions:
When selecting a domain, you’ll want to choose a name that is short and matches closely with your property name. For example, if your property is Staybridge Suites London a good domain choice would be staybridgesuiteslondon.com
Step 2: Go Live in Vizlly
Once you’ve registered your domain, you’ll need to go live with your website in Vizlly.
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to go live or follow the steps below.
1. Login to Vizlly and go to the Publisher tab, then select Web Marketing.
2. Hover over your website thumbnail and select the Edit icon.
3. Click the Go Live button.
4. Input your website domain.
Step 3: CNAME Update and Domain Forwarding
The final step in launching your website to the world is updating your CNAME and forwarding your domain. This is a somewhat technical step, but all of it can be handled by your IT team or Domain Registrar.
Just copy and paste the text below into an email and send it to your Domain Registrar or IT Team – it specifies exactly what they need to do:
I built a website using Vizlly and would appreciate your help pointing my domain to their servers.
Can you please take care of the following for me:
1. Create or Edit my CNAME
Create or edit the CNAME for [insert domain name here] and point to mysites.vizlly.com
2. Domain Forwarding
I’d also like to permanently redirect or forward my domain without www to the version with the www at the beginning. For example: Permanently redirect http://myhotel.com to http://www.myhotel.com
Thanks for your help. I do want to keep using you as my domain registrar. I’m not requesting a transfer and do not have new name servers to provide you with.
If you would like to edit your CNAME yourself, you can head over to this community post that has detailed instructions on how to edit your CNAME on GoDaddy.
NOTE: Please check with your Webmaster to ensure your mail, FTP and other services will not be affected by these DNS changes