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 an account Administrator.

  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 / Redirect

It is possible to define a single catch-all redirect URL for every Branded Domain.

It is not possible to define redirects on a flipbook level.

Only one redirect can be defined per Branded Domain.

The Fallback URL will redirect any traffic to URLs under the Branded Domain that does not lead to active flipbook content, to the defined URL.

When a flipbook is unpublished or outside of its publication period, it's URL will show a 404 (not found) screen. The same will happen with traffic to flipbooks that have been deleted or had their URL changed.

Using a Fallback URL will redirect any 404 pages to a specific URL. This can be another flipbook or a landing page on your website, listing current catalogs. This way you can prevent showing unpublished content.

  • Fallback URL (302)

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

    !!! Please use caution with 301 redirect !!!

    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 team before setting this up.

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