Using a Custom Domain for Your SendSites

NOTE: We are happy to do this process for you, if you can provide login credentials for your domain registry.

Using a Custom Domain for Your SendSites

By default, your SendSites web address follow the format:

http://youraccountname.sendsites.net/JohnDoe1234

So, if your account name is Acme, your SendSite urls will look like this:

http://acme.sendsites.net/JohnDoe1234

Custom SendSites URL

It's possible to setup a custom url (vanity url), like:

http://myacme.com/JohnDoe1234
OR
http://sales.acme.com/JohnDoe1234

There are a couple requirements to use a custom URL:
  1. You must own the domain
  2. You must have access to manage the DNS - through your registrar
  3. The domain cannot be in use hosting an existing website
Setting Up a Custom SendSites URL

1. Update Your DNS

Update your DNS to redirect your chosen aliased URL (e.g.: yourcustomurl.com) to youraccountname.sendsites.net using a CNAME record.

Host                  Point To                                                 TTL
www                  youraccountname.sendsites.net           3600

2. Forward the non-www to the CNAME record you just created.

Many domain registries offer basic forwarding for free, but some charge a small fee. Create a forward with a 301 redirect point it to the www version that you just created.

Forward To                                      Redirect                            TTL
http://www.yourcustomurl.com       301 (Permanent)              Forward Only (no masking)

3. Let Us Know When This is Done

Send us an email at support@sendsites.com when you have completed steps 1 and 2, then we will make the final changes on our side to activate the new customer domain.

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