Clubs or Districts with their own domain names (whether registered through us or directly with a domain registrar) can not only achieve better branding and higher search engine ranks using their own URL, which will replace any reference to ClubRunner in their URL. Whereas previously, we recommended doing a simple redirect to have your domain point to your ClubRunner homepage, you can now employ proper domain hosting techniques for better branding and visibility online.
This shift in architecture also allowed us to introduce permalinks as a feature. With the introduction of permalinks for all for your web pages (such as a story detail page, site page, etc), you can now have meaningful URLs such as :
NOTE: After Oct 1, 2019 there will be a new fee for clubs who register and manage their own domain name. The cost for this domain aliasing is now $35 per year. This fee is related to the SSL certificate and enhanced DNS services. This means that your club’s domain has HTTPS support and can switch to ClubRunner managed DNS services.
The managed DNS services allow your club not to have to worry about ClubRunner related DNS changes, and simplifies our domain aliasing process. This means that if there was a change related to ClubRunner’s required DNS entries, we would update these on your behalf. Our DNS services are also geo-replicated, meaning that your end users always get the fastest response to where your club’s website is located on the internet, improving access times to your website.
Please note this fee is charged only to non ClubRunner-managed domains. If ClubRunner manages your domain name for you, this fee will not apply.
Please follow these steps on your domain registration site to configure your domain. Because this is essentially a brand new site, you will need to allow search engines such as Google a few weeks to pick up your new URL. You must edit both the CNAME Record and the A Record.
If you are familar with domain setup, there are only 2 domain records you need to change:
1. Edit the master / root / primary domain A Record:
The Host name may show as your domain name, or the @ symbol depending on your registrar.
The value should be 126.96.36.199
2. Add or Edit a WWW CNAME record:
The Host name is: www
The value should be: clubrunnerportal.cloudapp.net
Ensure that there are no other WWW records types.
When your domain auto-forwards to our ClubRunner corporate homepage [ www.clubrunner.ca ] then contact email@example.com to finalize the process
Note: If you have multiple domains, please set your main domain name with ClubRunner's domain aliasing, then forward the other domains to the main domain.Note: The following are steps you would use if using MyDomainRunner. Note that not all domain services use the same style of interface. If you are using another domain registrar, we recommend contacting them for similar instructions. If ClubRunner is your domain registrar and would like to take advantage of this feature, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
General Steps for MyDomainRunner or similar domain services
1. Sign into the domain administration website with your account details.
2. Click on Domain Manager.
3. Locate and click on the domain name you wish to edit.
4. Under Additional Settings click on Manage DNS.
5. Locate the Type A record with the name of @ and click the Pencil Icon.
6. Under Points To, enter the following IP Address: 188.8.131.52
7. Click Save.
8. Next you must edit the WWW record.
9. Locate the Type CNAME record with the name of WWW and click the Pencil Icon.
10. Under Points To enter the following address: clubrunnerportal.cloudapp.net
11. Click Save.
12. DO NOT SKIP - Contact us at email@example.com with your domain name and we will complete the process.
Note: Any of the changes made to the DNS Manager will require at least 60 minutes (and in some cases as long as 48 hours) to take effect.