You can find subdomains as a prefix in front of a primary domain. For example, the “mail” in email@example.com is the subdomain, and the "hive.co" is the primary domain.
To set up your custom domain, click the Settings icon in the bottom left corner of your dashboard > Edit Email Settings.
Need help choosing a subdomain?
Your subdomain should be in the format of:
[something] @ [subdomain].yourdomain.com
Note: "subdomain" is not an example, but simply a placeholder for the subdomain you choose
Below are some common examples of subdomains you can use:
- [anything you choose]@[anything you choose].yourdomain.com
Example: If your company is Hightown Media, and your website/email domain is "HightownMedia.com" then the format of your subdomain could be firstname.lastname@example.org
Next steps after choosing a custom domain
- Type in your custom domain beside Custom "From" Address on the Email Settings page
- Click the Save button at the bottom of the page
- The page will refresh and your custom domain settings will populate in Hive
Verifying your domain
In order to let Hive send emails from your custom subdomain, you need to add the records that populate in Hive to your DNS provider.
Choose from the dropdown to see the records formatted for your specific provider.
Then add the records to your DNS provider to verify your domain.
Editing the DNS settings of common providers
Here are step-by-step guides for adding records to common DNS registrars.
- GoDaddy: TXT, CNAME
- NameCheap: TXT, CNAME
- Domain.com: TXT, CNAME
- Bluehost: TXT, CNAME
- Network Solutions: CNAME, TXT
- Dreamhost: TXT, CNAME
Once you’ve added the values from Hive to your DNS provider and they’ve propagated, your domain will be verified!
Still not sure where to add the TXT/CNAME records? Click here for further instructions based on your DNS provider.