Teemill comes with a free subdomain and web hosting, meaning that you can build a store at [anydomainyoulike].teemill.com. Some folks prefer to have a simpler, neater domain for their marketing and brand strength without the .teemill bit – and we encourage you to create a independent brand identity with your store using features like this. It’s really easy to do.
Photo by Edouard Ki on Unsplash
Once you’ve built a Teemill store, there are many different ways to get your own domain name. Combined with custom packaging and the advanced features available in Teemill Pro, it’s an effective way to disguise the fact that your brand runs on Teemill at all – and we encourage you to think of your store this way. Custom domains really add a professional touch. The fastest, easiest way is with the custom domain app.
Navigate to Apps in the menu and find the custom domain app. You can use this to connect a custom domain and get whateveryouwant.com – The .teemill bit is history.
Right now this means securing a domain from a domain provider like GoDaddy or 123-reg then connecting that Domain with your Teemill’s store through the app to ‘whitelabel’ your store. Once you have purchased a domain from a domain provider, you’ll need to dig around in your domain providers control panel and find the place to enter the nameserver info.
Quik n dirty alternative with 301s
There are other ways to do domains like with a redirect or 301. This means that you can buy any domain you like (for example, MyRadBrand.co.uk) and when a user types this into their address bar, they will be transported to my Teemill store at myradbrand.teemill.co.uk without noticing.
301 redirects are a free service with most domain providers and take minutes to set up – they give you the best value for money if you’d like to change your Teemill URL to one that is simple and easy to remember.
Make sure to choose ‘Forward only’ rather than ‘Forward with masking’ when it asks what type of forwarding you would like, as masking is not compatible with Teemill.
Forwarding with masking, or using an Iframe to run your Teemill store, is not possible. If we allowed this, it would invalidate the security measures we put in place to keep your cart secure. A 301 forward is faster and secure.
Remember to point it to your Teemill store web address. Sometimes, redirects take up to 24 hours to process. You can check in on the status after you’ve saved the changes by simply typing in your domain in any browser. If it loads your Teemill store, you’ve done it!