Set your own Domain Name
Setting up a custom domain allows customers to see your Uscreen content on your own website.
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 but the process 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 where general settings open as the default page.
-Scroll down to Domain Settings where you can enter your custom domain.
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.
-Under Records click on Add
-For record Type choose CNAME from the drop-down menu.
-For Host use the subdomain field from Uscreen www that we had previously set up
-For the Points to field input dns.uscreen.io this address you can take it from Uscreen Custom Domain Name.
-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.
-On Uscreen admin enter your Custom Domain Name and click on Save Changes.
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.
Make sure that Forward to has the same address as in Uscreen.
Keep the default settings for Forward Type: Permanent(301) and Settings: Forward only and then click on Save.
It can take up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect.