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How Custom Domains Work in Uscreen
How Custom Domains Work in Uscreen
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Written by Matthew Wall
Updated over a week ago

If you’re interested in setting up your Uscreen website with your own domain, you’re in luck! It’s super easy and available to all Uscreeners, regardless of your subscription package. Let me show you how.

By default, your storefront is hosted by Uscreen as a subdomain of uscreen.io.

You can see your current domain under Settings > Storefront Domain Settings.

You get to choose the subdomain, type it in the designated box, and if your preferred name is available, this will be the URL you and your audience will use to access your storefront online. Now some of you coming to Uscreen might already have a brand name chosen and may want to reflect that in your URL as well.

In that case, you’ll want to select the Custom Domain button, and follow the steps from this article to have your custom URL set up and connected to your Uscreen store.

Once you've set up a custom domain we'll automatically install an SSL certificate. This can take 24-48 hours so don't panic if you see that your site is marked as insecure. During this time your site may lose some styles and look a little wonky. This is due to SSL being needed to properly style the page. Uscreen subdomains always come with SSL.

The Most Common Setup Scenario

Typically, we'll need to point both example.com and www.example.com (considering you replace ‘example’ with your custom domain) to your Uscreen store. To do this, you need to create the following DNS records:

Type: CNAME

Host: www

Destination: lb.uscreen.io

TTL: 1 hour (3600 seconds)

Type: A

Host: @ (some web hosting panels require leaving it empty instead)

Destination: 34.120.223.236

TTL: 1 hour (3600 seconds)

If you're already hosting your site somewhere else, make sure you edit the existing records and delete any CNAME records for www. Having multiple records will break things with your domain.

Finally, while nearly everything on the internet is instant, your new domain can take a while to propagate around the world. Check your URL here to see the progress.

Pointing a Subdomain to Uscreen

If you already have an existing website and still plan to use it, and you want to just point the CNAME (something.example.com) to your Uscreen website, it’s as equally simple to do.

For a subdomain, create a CNAME record and point it to:

lb.uscreen.io

Here's a list of setup articles here based on the most common domain registrars:

You can check how your CNAME has propagated around the world here.

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