Manage my domain

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3 minutes

Already Issued a .cpa domain?

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Experienced with domain management?

Login and go directly to the EnCirca registrar portal to manage your domain.

New to domain
management?

Below is an overview of the standard domain management tasks as well as instructional resources to help you get started.

 
Make the most of your .cpa domain and get started on your domain migration today.

 Below we have provided an overview of the standard domain management tasks as well as your links to help you satisfy early access activation requirements. We have also included some links to external resources to help you fully adopt your .cpa domain.

The steps below require access to the EnCirca registrar portal.

Step 1

Login to the EnCirca portal to confirm your username and password are working. If you cannot login to the EnCirca portal please contact EnCirca support at support@encirca.com.

Step 2

Confirm that all of the domains you were issued are included in the portal. Once you login to the portal click on “Manage Domains” to view all of the domains available in your account. If there are any discrepancies, please contact us at support@domains.cpa.

Step 3

Setup multi-factor authentication (optional). Multi-factor authentication helps protect your registrar account from being taken over by an attacker that guesses your login. Although optional, we highly recommend that you use this.

Step 4

Verify access to the Domain Name System (DNS) for each domain. DNS is essential for enabling services like a website or email to function on the internet. You can verify access to the DNS for a domain by clicking the link “Manage DNS” under the “Actions” column next to each domain in the portal. Please note that if you would like to use a different DNS provider, other than EnCirca, you can. Please see your DNS provider for the steps involved and for support (this should be a fairly simple process).

Step 4

Setup website forwarding to complete your first activation requirement within the 30 day window of being issued the domain. In the “Manage Domains” section of the portal there is a link titled “Add Web Forwarding” located under the “Actions” column. Click this link and then enter the website address where you want web requests to be forwarded to. All web requests will now be forwarded until you turn off the feature. Please note: Until you set up web forwarding (or create your website), visitors to your domain will see a standard default web page.

Step 1

Login to the EnCirca portal to confirm your username and password are working. If you cannot login to the EnCirca portal please contact EnCirca support at support@encirca.com.

Step 2

Confirm that all of the domains you were issued are included in the portal. Once you login to the portal click on “Manage Domains” to view all of the domains available in your account. If there are any discrepancies, please contact us at support@domains.cpa.

Step 3

Setup multi-factor authentication (optional). Multi-factor authentication helps protect your registrar account from being taken over by an attacker that guesses your login. Although optional, we highly recommend that you use this.

Step 4

Verify access to the Domain Name System (DNS) for each domain. DNS is essential for enabling services like a website or email to function on the internet. You can verify access to the DNS for a domain by clicking the link “Manage DNS” under the “Actions” column next to each domain in the portal. Please note that if you would like to use a different DNS provider, other than EnCirca, you can. Please see your DNS provider for the steps involved and for support (this should be a fairly simple process).

Step 5

Setup website forwarding to complete your first activation requirement (if applicable). In the “Manage Domains” section of the portal there is a link titled “Add Web Forwarding” located under the “Actions” column. Click this link and then enter the website address where you want web requests to be forwarded to. All web requests will now be forwarded until you turn off the feature.

Domain Management

Login to EnCirca to finish the setup of your domain. These steps include:

  • Setting up account features like multi-factor authentication.
  • Updating DNS settings such as where you will host and manage your domain DNS. By default your domain DNS is set to EnCirca, but you can choose to host your DNS with another provider if desired.

Basic Activation Requirements

To fulfill activation requirements, see the steps below

  • Setup web forwarding by clicking the Login button to access your registrar account. EnCirca offers a free web forwarding service that you can signup for within the registrar portal.
  • Build a website within 12 months. You can fulfill this requirement by logging into your EnCirca account and purchasing the website builder.
  • Add email to your domain. You can satisfy this requirement by procuring an email platform (if you do not already have one). See the Enhanced Domain Experience section to the right.

Enhanced Domain Experience

There are many IT services that rely on your domain to function. Some of these are not available from your domain registrar.

  • Please visit Microsoft Office 365 if you would like to use this as your email platform.
  • Please visit Google GSuite Workplace if you would like to use this as your email platform.
  • Buy SSL Certificates to secure your website. EnCirca offers various SSL certificates to meet your needs. You can also obtain SSL certificates from other vendors as well.

Take this opportunity to review your firm’s strategic online presence and discover the full potential of your .cpa domain. A verified .cpa domain allows for a more secure online experience providing an immediate level of assurance to clients while better protecting yourself against cyber threats. The below additional services can help elevate your digital presence and are available through EnCirca as well as other vendors.

Below are additional resources, guides and videos to help you make the transition to a .cpa website.

The 3-part video series below reviews best practices and technical implementation steps needed for a website migration: