Chances are, you have purchased website domains that are yourname.com or yourTeamname.com, maybe a town-name-search, or a pithy yet hilarious description of the beach. With the Vanity Domain add-on for kvCORE you can put one of them to work and have it connected to your kvCORE account. In some cases, Agents end up with long subdomains (URLs), and they might have a short and sweet domain that would be better utilized instead, on business cards and other marketing or media, especially where space and attention are limited.
The Vanity Domain add-on is actually very simple. It's a subscription-based service that you pay an additional monthly fee for, and InsideRE will set it up for you at no additional cost, provided you have already purchased the domain.
Why does this have an associated cost? Shouldn't we just be able to do a domain redirect on your end? Normally, yes that would be the case.
However, there are a few associated costs and management issues:
Fees paid to Cloudflare for DNS hosting.
Fees paid for SSL certificates to ensure your kvCORE website can deliver secure web pages.
Fees paid for domain validation.
While the vanity domain looks simple on the surface (as it should) behind the scenes we're managing the DNS-related features that make your website safe and secure.
How To Purchase
Begin by navigating to the Marketplace from the main navigation on the left-hand side.
Find the Vanity Domain Add-On tile and click 'Learn More'. Then select the 'Add to kvCORE' button on the top right.
InsideRE Configuration Specialists will generate the nameservers required for your custom domain via Cloudflare DNS Services. When purchasing a Vanity Domain, you can opt for the Configuration Team to update your nameservers (you'll need to provide working login credentials for your domain registrar) or you can opt to perform the task yourself. However, should you choose to input your own nameservers, you may experience website downtime. Once InsideRE swaps over your domain configuration, your subdomain (original kvCORE domain) will no longer be active. There is no additional configuration that takes place aside from setting the primary and secondary nameservers on your domain.
As such, you may use any additional domain-level products such as SSL Certificates or Firewalls which do not require a nameserver change.
Have more questions? Please reach out to Customer Support via the blue chat bubble to the right or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!