Set a Custom Domain Name

Setting up a custom domain allows you to remove uscreen.io from your site URL and replace it with the URL of your choice.

You may choose to have Uscreen be your entire website or use a subdomain like tv.yourwebsite.com or courses.yourwebsite.com or any other domain such as yourdomain.com.

Learn more about linking to another website and having Uscreen be your video site here.

Setting up a custom domain requires editing some settings on your hosting provider.  Below we provide GoDaddy as an example.  The process of setting up a custom domain is similar across the different providers.

 

To set up a Custom Domain name for your site please follow the next steps: 

-Navigate to the Settings tab

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-Scroll down to Domain Settings where you can enter your custom domain.

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NOTE: You can also create subdomains like: lms.video.com or svod.video.com. In our example we will use www because that requires a couple of additional steps.

-Open your GoDaddy account to Domains list. Select the desired domain from the list you would like to edit and click on DNS.

 

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-Under Records click on Add

 

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-For record Type choose CNAME from the drop-down menu.

 

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-For Host use the subdomain field from Uscreen www that we had previously set up 

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 -For the Points to field input dns.uscreen.io this address you can take it from Uscreen Custom Domain Name. 

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 -Set up TTL duration and then click on Save. 

NOTE:  TTL is optional and stands for time to live. Choose the lowest setting if this field is available.  

 

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-On Uscreen admin enter your Custom Domain Name and click on Save Changes.

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NOTE: Last step is Forwarding which allows your customers to get to your website without inputting the www (the subdomain) for eg they could access it just by loading domain.com 

-Under Forwarding - Domain click ADD

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Make sure that Forward to has the same address as in Uscreen. 

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 Keep the default settings for Forward Type: Permanent(301) and Settings: Forward only and then click on Save.  

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 It can take up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect.

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