1. Add your domain to your Fabrik site
Important: Link your domain within the Fabrik dashboard first. To do this, log in to Fabrik and go to Settings > Domains and link your domain.
Make sure both the root (non-www) and www versions of your domain are added. This way it doesn't matter which URL someone enters, they'll still end up at your Fabrik site.
2. Choose your primary domain
Every Fabrik website has a primary domain/URL. If someone navigates to a non-primary domain we redirect them to your primary domain. What you choose is up to you - personally we favour the non-www version (e.g. yourdomain.com) because it is shorter and looks nicer in the address bar.
3. Link from 1&1
Log in to your 1&1.co.uk account. Once logged in, from the welcome screen select the Domains & SSL section.
In your Domains list for the domain you want to use with you Fabrik site click the cog icon in the Actions column then click DNS
Edit your DNS records for the "@" and "www" Host name by clicking the cog icon in the Actions column, Make sure the Type is "A" and enter the Fabrik IP address 188.8.131.52 in the Value field like so:
So you should have 2 records as below
Important Note: Please make sure you don't have any AAAA records configured for Host Name '@' or 'www'.
Thats it all done, double check and make sure you do not have multiple DNS records with the same hostname as that will cause you problems.
The Internet is a big place!
DNS records are replicated all over the internet so any changes you make can often take up to 48 hours to propagate. If after a few hours your domain still goes to the old location, please be patient and wait a bit longer. If you want absolute confirmation that you've set everything up correctly you can use Dig Web Interface.
We're here to help
DNS can be a little tricky so if you get stuck, please contact our support team who will be happy to help.