Custom Domains

Once you design your site in Figma, Adobe XD or Sketch and Sync it to your Anima project, you can publish it using your custom own domain and host it with Anima!

Here are 3 steps how:

  1. Create a CNAME and an ‘A’ record in your domain provider settings

  2. Add your Custom Domain to your Anima Website Settings

  3. Publish your project

1. Create a CNAME Record

Create a CNAME record that points your domain to our servers:

  • Type: CNAME

  • Host (Name): www

  • Points to (Value/Destination): ns1.animaapp.com

Next, we are going to set up the “naked” domain which is your domain but without the ‘www‘.

Create a new ‘A’ record:

  • Type: A

  • Host (Name): @

  • IP Address (Value): 35.164.217.247

Now, your websites should be accessible from:

  1. http://yourdomain.com

  2. http://www.yourdomain.com

❗️Important:

  • To avoid any conflicts, your domain provider’s settings should only have these two Anima records. Please delete any other existing records.

  • ❗️Domain changes can take between a few minutes to a few hours to take effect.

2. Add a Custom Domain

The next step is to add your domain to your Projects settings:

  1. Go to your Projects dashboard and open the project you want to publish

  2. Go to your Project Settings (⚙️ symbol at the top-right corner of the screen)

  3. Go to the Prototype Link tab and under Custom Domain, enter your domain name, including 'www'. Click Add

  4. Enter your 'naked' domain name without ‘www‘ as well and click Add

3. Publish your website

  1. Open any page of your project

  2. Click Publish (If your project is already published, you'll see the button Visit site)

SSL Certification

If you need to set up SSL for your custom domain, please contact us via support@animaapp.com or in the chat with your domain name and Anima account email address.

Examples of settings in your hosting service

GoDaddy

Google Domains

❗️If you have a security issue with your published website, please check out how to fix it in this article.

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