If a premium member on pixels.com, you have the opportunity to use your own domain pointing to your shop

However, if you just point it then you will not see a lock and you may get a warning that the site is not secure. Here is a workaround.

To create a secure site on our own domain when pointing to a premium site using custom domains

First of all create a new free account on https://cloudflare.com

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Click Add site

It will say

We’re querying your DNS records

Press Next

Click on the FREE plan

Then, Confirm Plan

A popup will ask if you are sure.

Confirm

You are taken to a page of details about your site. You need to change the A and CNAME areas

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First create new ones

A: Yourname.com 3.232.178.98 Automatic
CNAME:  www pixels.com Automatic

Use your own domain where mine is, obviously

When you have added those two, delete the other A and CNAME fields that were there previously

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Log into your domain host

Under DNS go to NAMESERVERS and change the nameservers to the ones they show you on CloudFlares DNS page

That may be different for different people

Now all you have to do is enable your free SSL on Cloudflare

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Go to your new site on Cloudflare (under Account Home)

Then go to the SSL/TLS settings

Make sure it is on FULL

See the tab EDGE CERTIFICATES

Always Use HTTPS ON
Minimum TLS Version TLS 1.2
Opportunistic Encryption ON
Onion Routing ON
TLS 1.3 Enabled
Automatic HTTPS Rewrites On
Certificate Transparency Monitoring Disabled

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Log into your premium site on pixels.com and go to CUSTOM DOMAINS and add your domain

Mine is added like this

abbie-shores.com

do not add www or https://

This now can take up to 72 hours to populate but, to be honest, I have never known it even take an hour

Once it has, you can go to your domain using https:// in the address…. like mine is https://abbie-shores.com and you are now at a secure server showing your premium site

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0 thoughts on “SSL Domains on Pixels.com”

  1. Abbie,
    This has been incredibly helpful. Appreciate your time putting this together.
    Thanks,
    Dan

  2. Abbie, thank you so much for these clear and concise instructions! I was able to make my site secure. You’re a life saver! Your time putting this together is so greatly appreciated!

    With Gratitude,
    Stacy

  3. To say I am confused with how to point my new GoDaddy domain to FAA is the understatement of the century. Nothing in the FAA directions matched anything on the GoDaddy site. I’d love to see a YouTube video on how to do this specifically for GoDaddy, otherwise I just wasted my money buying a domain. There is nothing on the GoDaddy site that references an IP Address change under “A Record”. Second, how do I know if it needs a host name, I have no clue! Lastly, there are two CName listings under “Records”, which one do I change and with what.

    These are the instructions FFA Provides: You need to set two DNS settings:

    A Record

    You have to point your A Record to the following IP address: 216.185.148.181

    If it asks you for a host name, type “@” without the quotes.

    CNAME Record

    You have to point your CNAME Record to the following URL: custom.artistwebsites.com. Don’t include http:// or any other prefixes.

    For the host name, type “www” without the quotes.

    I am totally lost and completely out of my element. Please, if you can assist, I’d greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    1. There should be pictures above in this post. Most of the members are on godaddy….. The only other thing to do is to contact them. They’ve helped a few people.

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