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.
If you feel you know exactly what you’re looking for and want to skip the basics, you can jump ahead to the different topics depending on your situation:
- The most common setup scenario
- Pointing a subdomain to Uscreen
- I'm a domain pro and just need the details
By default, your storefront is hosted by Uscreen as a subdomain of uscreen.io.
You can see your current domain under Settings > Domain Settings.
You 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 click on the Use a different 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 setup 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 are always 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 A records in your domain registrar for www and @ pointing them both to:
It will look something like this:
See a list of setup articles here based on the most common domain registrars:
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.
Not pointing both @ and www to Uscreen will cause issues with SSL certificates in your storefront.
Finally, while nearly everything on the internet is instant. Your new domain can take awhile 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:
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.
I'm a Domain Pro
Our DNS server for A records is:
Please create two A records, one for @ and one for www if you want both to point to Uscreen. We will point www to your naked domain on our end.
If you'd like to point a subdomain to Uscreen create a CNAME record for: