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All About URLs and CNAME Records
A unique resource locator (URL) is the address at which a web page is found. Our support website, for example, can be found at
A Canonical Name Record (CNAME) is a bit of internet trickery that allows a URL to show pages hosted at a different domain.
What does that mean?
For a variety of reasons, your Website Toolbox forum pages are permanently hosted on our servers at
When you first create your forum, it appears at the URL
Without needing to do any complicated uploading/downloading, editing, exporting, crying etc., you simply tell your domain
A CNAME record is the techno-babble way to do this.
You can follow these step-by-step instructions to set up your custom domain.