Using Your Own URL for a Program
Step 2: Point your new domain at your program
The next thing you need to do is point a site in your new domain at us. This is so that we can display your program when your fans visit your URL.
There are two ways to accomplish this, via a CNAME or an A record. This can be set up in the DNS section of the domain registrar you purchased your domain from.
1. CNAME - Recommended
A CNAME is a way to point one site at another. You will need to setup a CNAME to point to my.socialtoaster.com.
For example, if your new domain is cooldomain.com, you can setup the CNAME fans.cooldomain.com to point to my.socialtoaster.com. Then whenever your fans go to the URL fans.cooldomain.com your SocialToaster program will appear.
Using a CNAME is what we recommend. However, if you want cooldomain.com to point directly at your program, you'll have to use an A record.
2. A Record
An A record points a site at a specific IP address. If you would like cooldomain.com to point directly at your program, you're going to need to change your default A record. On most domain registrar sites, this will show up as an '@' sign in the A records section.
You need to alter this record to point '@' at the IP address 184.108.40.206.
Step 3: Let us know about your new domain
Now that you have your own domain, and it's pointing at us, we need to direct the URL to your program. All you need to do it head on over to your App Factory and navigate to the Micro Site section. Make sure you choose "I would like it as a standalone webpage.", and "No thanks, I have purchased a domain that I would like to use."
Now paste the URL you've pointed at us in the URL box, and Save and Publish your campaign.
Step 4: Check out your campaign
Navigate to the URL you've setup and you should be taken to your program. Occasionally it take a few minutes for the changes to propagate, so be patient. If you are running into issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.