Website Domains

This section shows you how to configure your JoyBird website.

In particular, we'll cover:

  • understanding where your site will be publicly available by default

  • adding your own domain or subdomain to your JoyBird site

  • adding logos, images, CSS and Javascript files to be used on all pages in your site

Default Site URL

When a new website is created on JoyBird, by default we automatically create a preview subdomain for you.

This usually looks something like

This allows you to make any changes you like, such as adding and updating pages on your site and then preview it immediately at this subdomain.

Note that this subdomain is publicly available, meaning anybody with this address will be able to view your site.

If you have no preference on your site's domain, this default URL may be enough for you and you can ignore the rest of this section.

Changing The Default Subdomain

We assign subdomains based on a random jumble of words.

If you were assigned something you didn't like (maybe you have the option of requesting any available subdomain (perhaps

To do so, please contact us via email.

Adding Your Own Subdomain

Let's say you already have an existing website at This could either be hosted with JoyBird or anywhere else.

You can choose to host a subdomain with JoyBird, by pointing to your JoyBird website.

Adding Your Own Domain

Alternatively, you may choose to point your domain itself ( to your JoyBird website from the Settings tab in your admin dashboard.

Note: Not all domains will be able to do this. Redirecting your main domain to JoyBird requires your DNS servers to support CNAME records at the Apex Domain or CNAME Flattening.

If your DNS server does not support CNAME Flattening, your options with JoyBird are:

  1. Use a subdomain with JoyBird instead, such as

  2. Consider switching DNS servers to a provider which does support this feature

Some DNS providers which support CNAME Flattening (or equivalent) include: