There are three places that need to be edited to enable this feature.
First, you need to purchase and configure a domain at a registrar. At the most basic level, you should set up a CNAME record or A record to point a subdomain to your Ning Network. This will look like sub.domain.com >> CNAME >> network.ning.com. We provide a number of tutorials on how to do this at registrars including GoDaddy
, Network Solutions
. If you don't see yours listed, feel free to contact us
for help, but be sure to include the name and url of your registrar!
Next, head to the Premium Services
section of your Manage tab to sign up for the service. Be sure to add the full domain where prompted, so you are using community.domain.com or www.domain.com
rather than just domain.com. As long as your CNAME or A record is configured at your registrar, your purchased domain should now display your network!
The final step in this process ensures your domain never shows the "ning" subdomain. This only works if the previous two steps are 100% correct! At the Advanced Options section of your Manage tab there is a Domain Redirection
feature. Within this feature, choose the full domain of your network including the subdomain.
Voila! Your network should no longer display Ning in the url or notifications.