DNS Setup

This document will describe how to setup:

  • DNS records to point your custom subdomain to a Maxwell site instance

  • DNS records for custom email addresses

Subdomain DNS Setup

In the examples below make sure to replace the wordsyourdomain.com with your actual domain.

A subdomain is the word before the first dot of the domain, for example "apply" in apply.yourdomain.comor "www" in www.himaxwell.com.

The web address where your customers will access your site (the Borrower Hub) on the Maxwell platform will be https://apply.yourdomain.com.

  1. Decide on the desired subdomain.

  2. Generate the DNS record:

    1. Log in to the DNS provider portal for your domain (e.g. GoDaddy, NameCheap, Google Domains, Digital Ocean, etc.). If you don’t know your DNS provider login information, you may have to contact the person in your organization who maintains your web technology or helped you buy the domain.

    2. Within the DNS provider portal, find a section named similar to "Managing DNS", or "Managing DNS Zone File".

    3. Create a new CNAME record with the following values:






      your chosen subdomain (the word apply per the above example)



    4. Email revvinsupport@himaxwell.com with your chosen target subdomain (in this example, apply).

    5. We will generate an SSL certificate for that subdomain to encrypt all traffic and prevent security warnings. We will also update your Maxwell site so it appears at the target subdomain.

    6. After you have made the change in step 3, please verify that the changes were successful by using this NS lookup tool. See the following screenshots as a reference.

Be aware that the DNS change may take anywhere from a few minutes to 24 hours to propagate throughout the Internet depending on your DNS provider.

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