Step 1: Log In and open Settings for existing Site
Above: example configuration for the domain
- switch Preview Mode off
Domain (where browsers connect to)
- enter/verify your frontend domain (e.g.
Origin (where wao.io connects to)
- enter your origin domain’s IP address (e.g.
Note: If your IP is likely to change (e.g. due to cloud hosting), use a subdomain instead of an IP address. Therefore, create another subdomain at your DNS/domain provider as origin hostname for wao.io. For example: create
origin-www.example.comfor your domain
www.example.com(both domains should have the same A Record or CNAME ) and configure the site settings in your dashboard as follows:
- we automatically enable SSL with Let's Encrypt for your domain
- If you want to use your own certificate, please contact our team via Chat or Email: email@example.com.
Save your settings by clicking SAVE SITE before proceding with Step 2.
Step 2: Change the DNS target for your domain
To go live please change the DNS record for your domain (e.g.
www.example.com) at your DNS/domain provider.
Option A: highest compatibility
Configure your domain in your DNS server as CNAME to
global.wao.zone. . For a First Level Domain (e.g.
example.com , without
www. ) you cannot use CNAME. Instead, replace your existing A-Records with two A-Records for the IP addresses
Option B: modern TLS settings
In your DNS server, set your domain as CNAME to
stricttls.global.wao.zone or for First Level Domains as A-Records to
In both setups, please remove all
AAAA with IPv6 addresses.
Please note that the DNS change can take up to 36h to become active, depending on your DNS/domain provider. Your website stays online during this time! If you enabled the Let's Encrypt option for your domain, the certificate will succeed after the DNS change.