About the article

This article is a dedicated branch of “Custom Domains on Shifter for Namecheap. Before following the instructions, you’ll need to follow “Custom Domains on Shifter to register domain name to Shifter and get domain verification records.

Sample domain and DNS records

Sample Domain:

Sample Shifter Domains:

  • abc123.on.getshifter.io.
  • def456.cloudfront.net.

Sample Validation Records

For example.com

Name: _abcde.example.com
Type: CNAME
Value: _01234.acm-validations.aws.

For www.example.com

Name: _hijkl.www.example.com
Type: CNAME
Value: _56789.acm-validations.aws.

Setting up validation DNS records

1. Navigate Login page

https://ap.www.namecheap.com/Domains/DomainList

2. Click [Manage] under [TRANSFER IN] pulldown menu

3. Click [Advanced DNS] menu

4. Click [ADD NEW RECORD] button to add validation records

5. Input validation record for example.com

Type: CNAME Record
Host: _abcd.
Value: _01234.acm-validations.aws.
TTL: Automatic

Click [✓] button to save changes

6. Input validation record for www.example.com

Type: CNAME Record
Name: _hijkl.www.
Value: _56789.acm-validations.aws.
TTL: Automatic

Click [✓] button to save changes

7. Confirm added validation records

Setting up DNS records, after completed domain verification.

8. Click [ADD NEW RECORD] to add an ALIAS record

After completed domain verification, let’s set up CNAME record for your domain name.

ALIAS record forexample.com

Type: ALIAS Record
Name: @
Value: def456.cloudfront.net.
TTL: Automatic

Click [✓] button to save changes

9. Also, input CNAME record for www.example.com

Type: CNAME Record
Name: www.
Value: abc123.on.getshifter.io. or def456.cloudfront.net.
TTL: Automatic

Click [✓] button to save changes

10. Confirm all records

That’s all!

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