Domain Options for Web Stores

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SuiteCommerce | SuiteCommerce Advanced

 

The first step in setting up an online store is deciding the type of shopping and checkout domains to use. You need to decide:

  • Do you want to use a single domain for both shopping and checkout or do you prefer separate shopping and checkout domains?

  • If you want separate shopping and checkout domains, do you want to the shopping domain to be secure or non-secure?

    Checkout domains must always be secure because they capture customer details. Shopping (also known as Web Store Only domains) can be secure or non-secure. For information about secure domains, see Secure Domains.

Depending on your decisions, the following combinations are available:

  • Single secure domain for both shopping and checkout - You can run your shopping and checkout under a single HTTPS domain. A single domain provides your customers with a seamless buying experience. In NetSuite, this type of domain is called Single Domain for Web Store and Checkout.

  • Secure shopping domain combined with separate secure checkout domain - In NetSuite, a standalone non-secure shopping domain is called Web Store Only. You can use an SSL certificate to secure the shopping portion of your web store under an HTTPS domain. You can choose between:

    • a single, secure shopping domain paired with a single, secure checkout domain

    • multiple secure shopping domains paired with a single, secure checkout domain

  • Non-secure shopping domain combined with separate secure checkout domain - In this setup, users browse products and add to cart on the non-secure shopping domain and then move to the secure NetSuite checkout domain to make the payment. The shopping session data is transferred from the shopping domain to the checkout domain. For details on how the session data is transferred, see Web Store Sessions.

    In NetSuite, a standalone non-secure shopping domain is called Web Store Only.

If you choose to have separate shopping and checkout domains, the following types of checkout domain are available:

  • Custom checkout domain secured using an SSL certificate. In NetSuite, this type of domain is called Checkout Only.

  • Unbranded secure subdomain provided by NetSuite, for example, securecheckout.com.

  • Default secure checkout domain hosted by NetSuite, (checkout.corp.netsuite.com.)

For details on how to set up the different types of domain, see Set Up Domains for Web Stores.