Using a custom domain name/DreamHost

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These instructions are incomplete and do not work yet.

These are step-by-step instructions for setting up a custom domain name for use with Wiki Spot.

In this example, we will set up the domain trianglewiki.org using DreamHost Services.

Step 1

Add a domain to your account, select DNS
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Step 2

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Step 3

Confirm the cname record
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Step 4

The new cname will now be shown under custom DNS
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Step 5

Dreamhost won't allow us to set up a "forward" from our domain to "www" of our domain. This is annoying and DreamHost needs to fix this :) Anyway, we do this:
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Step 6

Then we create a new entry in the control panel for "argh.trianglewiki.org" and set up a "forward" on that!
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Step 7

Put in a request on the using a custom domain name page in the section "Domain Requests"!

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