Namecheap: Setting up a Custom Domain
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In order to use a custom domain for tracking from the Namecheap provider you need to, first of all, purchase it and then, secondly, configure it according to instructions below.
While adding the custom domain to PeerClick, you need to take into account that, currently, SSL is not supported for the custom domain setup. Therefore, none of URLs in your ad campaigns can use a secure connection with your custom domain (https://).
I. CONFIGURE A CUSTOM DOMAIN ON NAMECHEAP SIDE
The following section described how to set up the redirection from your custom domain ("redirect.youtrackdomain.com" in this example) to the PeerClick Dedicated Domain. To do so, perform the following steps:
- Purchase your domain from https://www.namecheap.com/ and sign in to your account.
- Select the Domain List from the menu on the left.
- Click the MANAGE button next to your domain.
- Go to the Advanced DNS tab.
- Go to the Host records section.
- Click the ADD NEW RECORD button.
- Select the CNAME from the Type drop-down menu.
- In the Host field provide your subdomain name, "track" in this example.
- Copy the address of your Dedicated Domain from the Domains tab in PeerClick and provide it into the Value field.
All domains assigned to your account you can find in the Domains tab in PeerClick. If the Dedicated Domain is already available on your account, you need to point to the Dedicated Domain. Otherwise, you should provide a name of one of the PeerClick legacy domains.
II. SET UP THE CUSTOM DOMAIN IN PEERCLICK
To do so, perform the following steps:
- Sign in to PeerClick.
- Click the Domain (top right screen). Your account data view will show up.
- Click the Add another domain button. The new field will show up in the section.
- Provide the name of your custom subdomain, for example you_tracker_domain.com.
- Go to the above Main domain section. Select the custom subdomain from the drop-down menu.
PeerClick Info: The main domain is used as a domain while generating campaign, click, and tracking pixel URLs. In one campaign funnel all those URLs need to be set with the same domain. Once you have selected the domain from the drop-down menu, the domain name will be automatically set up in all campaign, click, tracking pixel URLs in the PeerClick platform.
- Click the Save button. You have added the custom domain to PeerClick.
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GoDaddy: Setting up a Custom Domain
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