Although each School Loop site comes with its own unique address, we highly recommend that you point your existing domain name(s) to your School Loop site(s). Instead of surfing to an address such as http://abc-xyz-ca.schoolloop.com, you could be using an address such as http://www.district.com. District employees, students, parents and your community already know your web address; why make them learn another?
How to Point Your Domain to School Loop
1. Send us a list of your domains (up to 3 per site) so that we may configure our system to direct incoming traffic to the appropriate site.
2. Create a CNAME record for each sub domain and point all of them to cms.sl-host.com.
Please note that each site must have its own domain or sub domain address. We cannot support an address such as http://www.district.com/school. For example, if the district domain is www.district.k12.ca.us, the subdomain for a school might be school.district.k12.ca.us
If you choose to point your root or naked domain to your School Loop site, you will have to setup at least one A record pointed to an IP address for our system. Please submit a support ticket asking for the IP address(es) to be used.
For help with creating a CNAME Record, please contact your domain name registrar (e.g. Register.com or Network Solutions) for support. Keep in mind that changes to DNS records can take up to 48 hours to take effect.
1. Where a district has both a state domain name (e.g. xyz.k12.ca.us) and a privately purchased domain name (e.g. www.district.net), create CNAME records for both domains.
2. Create subdomains for each school in the district using all of your domains. For each subdomain, create a CNAME record as specified above.
3. Where individual schools have purchased their own domain names, create CNAME records for those in addition to the subdomains owned by the district.
4. Do not use a frame redirect (URL masking) to point your domain to School Loop. This method can cause unforeseen navigation problems on your site.