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Getting Started with Domains
Domains are a key part of creating the online identity of your business. When you have your own domain for your website and email address, it makes you more memorable and findable online.
In this article, you'll learn how to get started with domains in Mailchimp.
Things to know
- To learn more about domain names, DNS, and URLs, check out the Mailchimp Glossary.
- Publishing a landing page or website on a custom domain requires a paid Websites & Commerce plan. To find out what features are included in each plan, check out our pricing page.
About domains in Mailchimp
Domains are used to publish pages to the web or send email through the Mailchimp platform. To help you get started, we provide a free
mailchimpsites.com subdomain for publishing a website and
mailchi.mp URLs for landing pages. You can use free services like Gmail or Yahoo to create an email address. When you’re ready to move beyond the limits of these free tools, we offer ways to purchase and use your own domain name.
Here are some ways you can get or use a domain with Mailchimp.
- Use a free
mailchimpsites.comsubdomain to publish a website.
- Use a free
mailchi.mpURL to publish landing pages to the web.
- Purchase a domain in Mailchimp that’s automatically set up to send email and publish to the web.
- Verify and authenticate a third-party domain to send email.
- Connect a third-party domain to publish websites to the web.
Purchase a domain
Purchasing a domain in Mailchimp is the quickest way to bring your business online. We'll help you find the right domain for your brand.
Once your purchase is complete, we'll automatically authenticate your new domain for sending emails, set up the necessary DNS records for your website, and include free WHOIS privacy protection and a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. This means your new domain will be ready to use with any of Mailchimp’s features without any additional setup.
Verify a third-party domain to send email
If you manage a domain or subdomain with a third party, but want to use Mailchimp to send email marketing, you can provide an email address to confirm your domain. After the domain is verified, you can choose to add DKIM email authentication for better delivery rates.
Set up a purchased domain to receive email
If you purchased a domain in Mailchimp, you can use it with a third party to receive email. Services like Google Workspace offer email inboxing, which can be connected to Mailchimp when you purchase a domain, or afterward by creating certain DNS records.
Connect a third-party domain to publish web content
If you manage a domain or subdomain with a third party but want to use Mailchimp to publish web content, you can connect it or its subdomains to our platform. This requires a paid Websites & Commerce plan.
Manage your domains
Your account includes a Domains Overview, where you can add new domains and manage the ones you’re already working with. From this page, you can purchase a new domain from Mailchimp, access DNS records for your Mailchimp custom domains, verify and authenticate third-party domains for sending email, and connect third-party domains.
To access this page, click the Website icon in the navigation bar and choose Domains.
Edit domain records
If you purchase a domain in Mailchimp, we automatically set up the Domain Name System (DNS) records you need. However, certain tasks may require you to make changes to those records. You can use our presets or add custom records.