Flipsnack makes it possible for you to make your catalogs look like they have been created entirely by your company. You can literally remove all Flipsnack branding from the page, add your own logo, your own favicon, and customize the footer. Additionally, you can also change the URL.
The difference between custom domain and custom subdomain
The image below shows the components of a website URL. If you're reading this article, you probably already have a website, you can easily identify your brand domain.
With Flipsnack, you can actually choose between 2 options:
use a subdomain from your site for all your catalogs
or set up a domain.
Either way, you will only have to set this up once, and all the flipbooks that you publish through Flipsnack will use your custom (sub)domain in their URL.
Using a subdomain
Most of our clients usually opt for a custom subdomain. They already have a website and they want to use their site's domain in the URLs of their publications.
So this is how it works:
Let's say that your website is grafik.com and you're publishing brochures on Flipsnack. Your subdomain could be "brochures": brochures.grafik.com. The subdomain can just as easily be a different word or name, as you can see in the examples below (publications, playbooks, presentation , or anything else)
If you click on any of the links above, go a step further and click on any of the publications featured on their profile, to see how the URL of a publication looks
Using a domain
If you don't want to use Flipsnack or your website's domain as part of the URL, you can simply connect another website domain to your Flipsnack profile. Most of our customers go for the subdomain because that option makes the most sense for most brands.
It's nothing complicated. You need to purchase a domain name if you don't have one already.
How to set up a custom domain/ subdomain
First, you would need an Enterprise Flipsnack subscription, previously known as Elite.
After you have purchased it, on the bottom left of My flipbooks click on Brand identity.
In the Custom profile URL field add your domain/subdomain (eg magazine.yourdomain.com) name and click Save changes.
Once you do that click on Configuration, and a popin will open. You will need the CNAME records for the Page domain and SSL certificate, that are displayed in the popin.
The next step is naturally navigating to your domain registrar (The website that sold and allowed you to register your current website address). Open it in a new tab, log in, and check the DNS settings.
Create a new record for Page domain. Set the Type to CNAME, add your preferred Host (in our case, magazine - this is the name of the subdomain) and Point it to the value listed in the Flipsnack configuration popin. Once you have the correct settings, click Save.
Create a new record for SSL certificate. Set the Type to CNAME, and copy the info from Host and Point it to the value listed in the Flipsnack configuration popin. Once you have the correct settings, click Save.
Important: You need to create 2 records, one for the Page domain and one for the SSL certificate.
Check out this article to learn how to set up your CNAME with GoDaddy.
You might have to wait for a couple of hours before your subdomain works as it should, so don’t panic if it doesn’t work instantly.
Contact us if you need help setting your domain. We have a nice support team and even our tech people can help out if there's a more technical issue during setup.