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.

If you have a free domain name, you can use it as the set-up. As simple as it is. But if you have a website, then you have to use a subdomain of that website. This subdomain can be created from your own Cpanel, or it can be created by choosing a name for your subdomain here in Flipsnack. For instance, you can name it catalogs.mywebsite.com, where "catalogs" is the name you've chosen when you set up your custom domain here in Flipsnack.

Most of our clients usually opt for a custom subdomain. They already have a site and they want to use their brand domain within the URL of all their publications.

Examples of domain and subdomain

Domain connected to Flipsnack: https://habits-magazine.com
Subdomain connected to Flipsnack: http://magazines.stem.org.uk

How to set up a custom domain/ subdomain

First, you would need an Enterprise Flipsnack subscription, previously known as Elite.

  1. After you have purchased it, on the bottom left of My flipbooks click on Brand identity.
  2. In the Custom profile URL field add your domain/subdomain (eg magazine.yourdomain.com) name and click Save changes.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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