So, you've added your logo, your preloader, your background - time to for the grand finale of making the Flipbook your own; A Branded 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 choose anything.ipaper.io as my branded domain.

Specifications

  • It requires that you have access to the DNS setup for your domain

  • Subdomain must be created as a CNAME record pointing to viewer.ipaper.io

  • If you have both External and Internal DNS, the CNAME record should be set up on both.

  • An A record will not work.

This can usually be done by either your IT department, webmaster or hosting provider

Here is an example of a CNAME record added on GoDaddy DNS.

Your DNS setup might look different depending on your hosting provider.

Setting up your Branded Domain on the Admin

Before you can use your branded domain on a flipbook, you need to configure it on your account settings.


The following steps can only be performed by user Admin.

  1. Click on the cogwheel → Settings

  2. Under Account settings click on Branded Domains

  3. Simply click the plus arrow and write your branded domain without https://

  4. Click on Add

  5. Then click on Save Settings.

After saving, an SSL certificate will be issued for your branded domain.

This might take a couple of minutes, so sit back and relax, we’ll notify you via email when it’s ready.

If something went wrong with the configuration, you will also receive an email with what might have gone wrong and how to fix it.

If you have doubts don't hesitate and reach us at support@ipaper.io

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;

  1. Adding it to the root of the account will make all Flipbooks URL appear as  anything.yourcompany.com/folder/flipbook 

  2. Adding it to a folder will make the containing Flipbooks URLs appear as  anything.yourcompany.com/flipbook 

  3. 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.

Advanced settings

  • Force HTTPS: This will force the flipbook to be served over HTTPS. Any traffic to the HTTP version will be automatically upgraded to HTTPS. This becomes available once HTTPS is available on the branded domain.

  • Fallback URL (302 redirect): When a flipbook is unpublished or the date has expired after setting a publication period, your flipbook will show a 404 screen. Using a Fallback URL will redirect any 404 pages to a specific URL. This can be another flipbook or your website. This way you can prevent showing unpublished content.

  • Use permanent redirect (301 redirect ): This will make the Fallback URL permanent.

    Please use caution using this feature - This cannot be undone for anyone who has visited the site while active.

    If you are in doubt about 301 redirects make sure to talk to your IT before setting this up.

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