Can I Use My Own Web URL For The Landing Page?

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Yes! A custom domain can be used for an everydayhero Pro campaign landing page through a process called domain mapping.  Several settings will need to be changed in the registrar's account to tell the domain where to point.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Limitations
  3. Domain types
  4. Custom subdomains
  5. Root domains
1. Getting Started

To complete the steps to map the domain, a domain must first be registered with a third-party provider.  After mapping the domain with the steps below, it must remain registered with the provider to keep it mapped to the everydayhero site.

2. Limitations

An everydayhero landing page only supports the HTTP protocol. HTTPS request will result in an error or warning being displayed to the user or the connection may be refused all-together.

'A Record' configurations are not supported. In order to use root domains, a forward to the 'www' subdomain must be setup. See step 4. Root Domains.

3. Domain types

There are two domain configurations available to the landing page:

  • A subdomain like foo.example.com
  • A root domain like example.com or example.co.uk
4. Custom subdomains
Step 1 - Add the domain name to the Landing Page settings
  • Navigate to the Campaigns tab in the charity account.
  • Open the designated campaign.
  • Navigate to the Landing Page tab.
  • Mark the "Advanced Landing Page Options" box.
  • Enter the custom domain in the "Custom Domain Name" field.
  • Click the green 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.
Step 2 - Add the CNAME
  • Log into the domain registrar's site, and navigate to the DNS settings section.  Depending on the provider, this may be called Zone File settings, DNS Manager, or something similar.
  • To point the domain to everydayhero, ensure the CNAME record matches the values below:
Alias or Host Name Type or Record Type Points to
[your-subdomain] [CNAME or CNAME Alias] heroix-sites.everydayhero.do
5. Root domains
Step 1 - Tell us what your domain name is
  • Navigate to the Campaigns tab in the charity account.
  • Open the designated campaign.
  • Navigate to the Landing Page tab.
  • Mark the "Advanced Landing Page Options" box.
  • Enter the custom domain in the "Custom Domain Name" field.
  • Click the green 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.
Step 2 - Add the CNAME
  • Log into the domain registrar's site, and navigate to the DNS settings section.  Depending on the provider, this may be called Zone File settings, DNS Manager, or something similar.
  • To point the domain to everydayhero, ensure the CNAME record matches the values below:
Alias or Host Name Type or Record Type Points to
www [CNAME or CNAME Alias] heroix-sites.everydayhero.do
Step 3 - Add a redirect (or forward)
  • Add the additional CNAME record to redirect traffic from the route domain to the 'www' subdomain
Alias or Host Name Type or Record Type Points to
[example.com] [ALIAS or ANAME] [www.example.com]
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