Introduction

Registering your Custom Domain will create a "white label" effect so that only your domain is seen by the user viewing your Simplebooklet work, while the Simplebooklet domain is hidden. This is excellent for brand promotion and makes your customers feel more comfortable, as only material you authorize can be served from your domain. You will create a new url where the "www" part of your domain "www.mydomain.com" is changed to something like "booklet" so you can use "booklet.mydomain.com" (or any other variation on "booklet" you choose) to server your Simplebooklet content.

Available on all Pro and Business plans.

Benefits

Once you have created a Custom Domain, booklets in your Simplebooklet account can be referenced at your domain, for example https://booklet.mydomain.com/mybooklet as well as the Simplebooklet domain https://simplebooklet.com/mybooklet. Your own website at https://www.mydomain.com/ remains unchanged - it will always point to your website.

Step-by-Step Guide

Adding your own domain may will require some knowledge of your website host, or access to somebody with that knowledge, and a little bit of time for the internet to propagate your new creation.

Go into your DNS (Domain Name Server) manager (usually in a service like godaddy, bluehost, or even wix). This is where your www.mydomain.com is registered.

Select "Add" for what is called a 'CNAME' in your DNS manager.

In the 'CNAME' entry fields, add:
+hostname: "booklet" (or whatever you have chosen for the first part of your domain in place of "www").
+points to: "simplebooklet.com"
+TTL: 1 hour

Click "Save"
This creates a new url where the "www" part of your domain will match your 'hostname' entry from the 'CNAME' you just created like "booklet.mydomain.com". This way your DNS server will know to send any simplebooklet urls to your simplebooklet account instead of your website.

Now wait 1 hour while your dns pushes it around the internet.

Then, on your Simplebooklet dashboard, tap the custom domain menu (left hand column) and tap the + button.

Type in your new domain name and Simplebooklet vanity like https://booklet.mydomain.com/mybooklet. Now it should take you to your Simplebooklet content.

Helpful Hints

You don't need to have a website at your domain in order to create a CNAME, and a CNAME will not interfere with you creating a website in future.

Godaddy's CNAME documents
https://ca.godaddy.com/help/add-a-cname-record-19236

Bluehost CNAME documents
https://www.bluehost.com/hosting/help/cname

Wix CNAME documents
https://support.wix.com/en/article/adding-or-updating-cname-records-in-your-wix-account

Namescheap's CNAME documents
https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9646/2237/how-to-create-a-cname-record-for-your-domain/

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