The Investment Dominator Quick Start Guide Part 2 – Setting Up Domains

Hello and welcome to the second part of your journey with the Investment Dominator. The main topic for today is how you can begin to set up your domains for your buying and selling site. This article is meant to be a gateway to other domain providers which means it will be constantly updated.

If you missed part 1 of the Quick Start Guide on setting up your profile, please click here

If you are wondering the reason for customizing and creating our own domain since we are already provided a default one. You want to remain different from your peers and the best way to do this is by adding a personal flair to your website link. Especially when sending this out to your potential prospects!

Step 1: Register Your Domain and Point It To The Investment Dominator Server

Please note we recommend having separate buying and selling domains. This is simply because they both have two different purposes and in order to keep the flow of traffic to your site regulated for your potential prospects there should respectively be two channels one for selling and one for buying.

Step 2: Mapping Your Domain To your Investment Dominator App

Once the setup has been made with your domain and directed to our server the next step in the process will be to connect it to Investment Dominator.

Go into the customize tab on the Investment Dominator and go into your Website Settings – Buying from this section you will be prompted with an option to change your domain. Go ahead and click on this so we can register your new domain.

Go ahead and enter your new domain information for your buying site and if you made sure to connect your C-Name record with Investment Dominator click the check box below. From there hit the next button to confirm your domain name.

Step 3: Secure Your New Domains

Now after you confirm you will be prompted with a screen telling you your domain was changed and instead of just clicking okay we want to hit the Click Here To Secure Your Domain button. A lot of people miss this step so if you happened to click away, go into Customize -> Website Settings – then under the buying site domain there should be a button like so in the picture above which says Secure Your Domain.

Then you will be presented with a screen that looks like this enabling you to generate your SSL provided by Investment Dominator which will secure your website so you can have even better search optimization for your Buying or Selling site.

Then there you have it you have officially set up your Domains and have redirected them onto the Investment Dominator. Not to mention your sites are also now secured allowing for search engines to quickly prioritize your site rather than if it was not secured. The next step of this journey is Quick Start Guide Part 3 which is all about Customizing you can find this here. While you are still at the start of your journey with the Investment Dominator If you run into technical problems you can also message using the help function provided. For more information on where to find this check out this article here.

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Generate and Install SSL Certificate For Your Custom Domains

Once you start using custom domains (recommend) for your Buying and Selling websites you’ll want to install an SSL certificate for that custom domain. More and more internet browsers, search engines, and virus scan software promote the use of the secured https protocol and without having an SSL certificate some web visitors will see unsecured connection disclaimer when they visit your websites.

NOTE: Websites with a SSL certificate installed will display a padlock symbol to the left of the web address when being viewed in a browser with the https:// protocol.

How To Generate A SSL Certificate?

We provide you with two free SSL certificates, one for your Buying Site and one for your Selling Site. To install the free certificate first configure your custom domains by following the instructions posted here.

Once your custom domain has been set, click the button that says ‘Click Here To Secure Your Domain‘.

Then click the ‘Generate SSL‘ button.

It will take a few minutes for the SSL to generate and install and in the time period you will see an animated loading .gif.

How To Generate and Install Your Own SSL (OPTIONAL)

Even though we give you the option to generate a free SSL certificate, you can also generate and install one for yourself.

To do this follow this 3-step process…

STEP 1 – GET THE CSR: First, you need to generate a .cert file and in order to do this, you need a .csr file from us that contains some required information.

Click either the ‘Click Here To Secure Your Domain‘ button on the confirmation page of the Change Domain screen, or the ‘Secure Your Domain‘ button under ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying‘ or the ‘Customize> Website Settings – Selling‘ screen.

Click the ‘Generate and Install Your Own SSL Certificate‘ section to toggle that area open.

Click the ‘CSR file‘ link in step 1 to generate and download the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file.

STEP 2) GENERATE THE CERT FILE: Using the .csr file that we provide to you, you can now generate the .cert file by purchasing a SSL certificate from a 3rd party provider like GoDaddy. (NOTE: If you are not technically inclined, we recommend that you go with goDaddy for this step as they can help you generate the certificate over the phone vs. other providers only give you a self-service set of instructions that you need to follow.)

Generating SSL With GoDaddy:

Below we have referenced the instructions for generating the .cert file with goDaddy depending on which type of SSL certificate you have purchased with them.

TypeGenerating SSL – Next steps (Instructional Reference)
goDaddy Standard Assurance SSL certificateRequest an SSL certificate (Standard Assurance)
goDaddy Deluxe or Extended Validation certificatesRequest an SSL certificate (Deluxe or Extended Validation)

STEP 3) INSTALL THE SSL: Click the ‘Upload .CRT File‘ button under step 3 to install the SSL certificate on to your account.

Once the certificate has been installed you can go to the https:// version of your website to view the secure connection and certificate.

Go to the https:// version of your site and then click the grey padlock icon to the left of your web address. Click the ‘Certificate’ option to view your certificate details…
Example: SSL Certificate

NOTE: SSL Certificates are domain specific, so if you have a custom Buying Site and Selling Site domain as we recommend, you will need to install an SSL for both custom domains.