Use your Hover.com Domain
This article will show you how to connect a domain name already registered with Hover.com to your Format site.
Hover.com - Sign In
Go to Hover.com
Sign in to your account
Enter your Hover.com Username and Password.
Click the SIGN IN button.
Hover.com - New Connect
If you have more than one domain name registered with Hover.com, select the one you want to connect to your Format site.
Click the NEW CONNECT tab and you will see details for Format.
Click the GET STARTED button.
Hover.com - Find your Format Address
If you are unsure of your Format Address click Where do I find this?
In this example we are using tyler as the Format Address
Format.com - Confirm your Format Address Settings
LOG IN to your Format Account.
Click Settings > Domain Settings.
The Format Address is the subdomain your site has on Format.com. This is the address you'll use to view your portfolio. If you have a connected domain, your subdomain address is still valid, and will simply redirect visitors to your custom domain (hiding the 'format.com' at the end in the browser address area).
If you haven't already set, enter a Format Address and Save and return to Hover.com
Hover.com - Enter your Format Address
Enter your Format Address (do not include 'http://' at the beginning of the address) and click CONNECT
Hover.com - Connected
If entered correctly you will see a green CONNECTED button
Hover.com - Confirm DNS Settings
To confirm click the DNS tab.
You will see an entry at the bottom showing www CNAME and your Format Address now connected to format.com as shown above.
You are done!
Wait 48 Hours
Changes to your domain name usually take a few hours to propagate across the internet. In some cases it can take up to 48 hours.
If you have tried the steps above and are still unable to view your Format portfolio site using your domain name after 48 hours please send us a Domain Help Request (you need to be logged in to your Format account for the link to work).
You can also contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Still Have Questions?
Please email email@example.com and a member of the Format team will get back to you with an answer.
We offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We respond to every single support email within one day and typically get back to you within a couple hours.
Have a Feature Idea?
We love hearing your ideas and we're constantly evaluating what features to add next based on your feedback.
Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org