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Connect Your Domain to HubSpot: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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March 30, 2024

Adding a domain to HubSpot involves connecting your custom domain to publish content on a personalized web address. This process requires access to DNS settings and understanding the prerequisites for a successful setup.

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How to Add Domain to HubSpot

Adding a domain to HubSpot is a crucial step for businesses aiming to establish their brand's presence and ensure a seamless experience for their visitors. This process involves connecting your custom domain to HubSpot's platform, enabling you to publish your content on a personalized web address. Whether you're setting up a new domain or integrating an existing one, this guide will walk you through the necessary steps to successfully add your domain to HubSpot.

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Before You Get Started

Before diving into the domain connection process, it's essential to understand the prerequisites and prepare accordingly:

  • Review the types of content you can publish on your domain based on your HubSpot subscription.
  • Ensure you have access to your DNS provider's settings, as you'll need to update DNS records.
  • For businesses moving a live website to HubSpot, familiarize yourself with the domain verification process to pre-provision SSL for the domain.
  • Be aware that connecting a subdomain to HubSpot might disrupt external pages hosted on the same subdomain. Consider using separate subdomains for different content providers.
  • Understand the difference between connecting a subdomain (which requires updating CNAME records) and a root domain (which requires updating A records).

Connect a New Domain

To add a new domain to your HubSpot account, follow these steps:

  1. In your HubSpot account, navigate to the settings icon in the main navigation bar.
  2. Go to Website > Domains & URLs.
  3. Click "Connect a domain."
  4. Select the type of domain you want to connect (Primary, Secondary, Redirect, or Email Sending) and click "Connect."
  5. Choose the content types you will host on this domain and click "Next."
  6. Enter your domain details, including the subdomain, brand domain, top-level domain, and primary language, then click "Next."
  7. Set up redirects if necessary by clicking "Edit redirect" and entering the domain that will redirect visitors to your connected domain, then click "Save."

Next, you'll need to update your DNS records:

  1. Log in to your DNS provider and locate your DNS record settings.
  2. Copy the values provided by HubSpot and paste them into the appropriate fields in your DNS provider account.
  3. Click "Verify" in HubSpot once you've entered the values.

If you encounter any issues, such as a domain already added by another HubSpot customer, reach out to HubSpot Support for assistance.

SSL and Domain Security

After connecting your domain, SSL will be turned on automatically. This process usually takes a few minutes but can take up to four hours. HubSpot does not provide SSL certificates for domains exceeding 64 characters. For longer domains, you may need to purchase a custom SSL certificate.

Adding Additional Brand Domains

If you have a CMS Hub Enterprise or Marketing Hub Enterprise subscription, you can add additional brand domains. This is particularly useful for businesses operating multiple brands or services. To add a new brand domain, navigate to Website > Domains and URLs in your HubSpot settings, and select "Add a brand domain" in the Brand domains section.

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Changing the Primary Domain for Your HubSpot Content

If you need to change the primary domain for your HubSpot content, you can do so by navigating to Website > Domains & URLs in your settings. Click the "Edit" dropdown menu next to the domain you want to edit and select "Connect domain with more content types" to update the content types hosted on that domain.

Remember, a paid Marketing Hub subscription is required to change the primary domain for landing pages, and accounts with the Business Units add-on can only have a single primary domain for each content type across the account.

Automate Your HubSpot Workflow with Bardeen

Adding a domain to HubSpot is a process that can set the foundation for your company's online presence. While the manual steps are straightforward, automating your HubSpot processes can significantly enhance your efficiency and accuracy. By leveraging Bardeen, you can automate various tasks related to domain management, CRM updates, and more, ensuring that your HubSpot account remains up-to-date with minimal manual intervention. Let's explore some automation possibilities.

  1. Automatically Create HubSpot Company from Airtable Row: This automation creates a new company in HubSpot whenever a new row is added to an Airtable table, ensuring your CRM is always up-to-date with the latest business contacts and prospects.
  2. Save a HubSpot company as a new Salesforce account: Seamlessly transfer company data from HubSpot to Salesforce, providing your sales team with comprehensive access to account information.
  3. Add a new row to Airtable, when a HubSpot company is created: Sync company information from HubSpot to Airtable automatically, streamlining data management across platforms.

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