When registering your store, you were automatically provided with a domain such as yourstore.highwire.com, but you can use your own domain such as "mystoredomain.com".
How to add a custom domain to Highwire
To add your custom domain, log in to your dashboard and go to Settings>Domain Hosting. If you have an existing domain, click the button ‘Add Existing Domain’. If you have not registered a custom domain but would like to register one, this can be done by clicking the button ‘Register New Domain’.
How to register a domain
Basics of domain configuration
When configuring your domain, there a couple things you should be familiar with.
Root Domain - (example: mystoredomain1.com)
In order to use a root domain with out a subdomain such as www, you will need to create an A record.
Sub Domain - (example: www.mystoredomain1.com)
The host configuration for a sub domain must be set up using a CNAME
The use of a CNAME is recommended when ever available since using an A record is not dynamic and must point to a static IP address which is subject to change. In the event we would ever change an IP address, we will make proper notifications a head of time.
Configuring your root domain
There are two methods to configure your root domain. (URL Forwarding and A Record mapping)
This method will automatically redirect your root domain to your subdomain. When a visitor visits http://mystoredomain1.com/, they will be redirected to http://www.mystoredomain1.com using domain forwarding. Most domain registrars offer this forwarding feature. If forwarding is not available, you will need to use the following method.
A Record Mapping
You will need to create an A record for your sub domain to point to the IP address of 188.8.131.52