So, you've added your logo, your preloader, your background - time to for grand finale of making the Flipbook your own; A Branded Domain.
Branded Domain or Custom Domain makes it look like the publication is located on your own domain.
What is it?
A branded domain is essentially a subdomain to your own, that you point to iPaper, making the URL appear as your own. In that, you're also in full control of the naming. So for example for the domain iPaper.io, I could chose anything.ipaper.io as my branded domain.
It requires that you have access to the DNS setup for your domain.
Alternatively, you can forward the task below to your Web Administrator, IT Department or Hosting Provider.
In order to complete your Branded Domain, you will need to have a CNAME Alias created for your existing domain.
This subdomain has to be created as a CNAME alias pointing to
- The subdomain MUST be setup as a CNAME record.
An A record will not work.
- If you have both External and Internal DNS, the CNAME record should be set up on both.
Once this has been created, please inform iPaper at firstname.lastname@example.org for the domain to be set up within our system. We will also mantain a SSL certificate for HTTPS.
How to enable Branded Domain:
It is possible to use one specific domain as the root of several publications. In this way, the domain will be inherited to all subfolders/publications. Please note that only one Flipbook/folder can be the root of a specific branded domain.
Once the domain has been added to your account, you can apply it to the enter account, a folder or a specific Flipbook. Consider what you want from it, as it will affect the URLs;
- Adding it to the root of the account will make all Flipbooks URL appear as anything.yourcompany.com/folder/flipbook
- Adding it to a folder will make the containing Flipbooks URLs appear as anything.yourcompany.com/flipbook
- Adding it to a single Flipbook, the URL will be the exact Branded domain anything.yourcompany.com/
To enable it, simply navigate to Settings -> Modules:
And paste the Branded Domain URL.
Tip: Using a branded domain for a Folder Schedule is great for high frequency publishing on the same URL.