Using a custom domain (CNAME)

Using a custom domain (CNAME)

Using a custom domain 

With a Team plan, you can use Screencast-O-Matic to host your content and configure it as a subdomain (example: videos.mysite.com). To do this, you will need to own or register a domain.

Step 1: Purchase/Register a Domain

There are many sites where you can register a custom domain. Some popular sites are GoDaddy, A2, Google Domains, and Namecheap.


Step 2: Add your custom domain information in Screencast-O-Matic content hosting

Alright! You have your domain registered and the access URL created–now let's add it to your hosting settings. 
  1. After logging as Solo Premier or Team Admin to your Screencast-O-Matic account, visit your Video Content Hosting Settings.
  2. Under "Video Portal",  click on "Request SSL Certificate"


This will start to process of requesting the SSL certificate and securing your CNAME with Screencast-O-Matic.  This will take up to an hour to complete the process.

Step 3: Configuring CNAME records with your domain registrar/hosting provider

Enter your new domain to be used to access your Screencast-O-Matic team account.



We will provide you with a URL to use for your hostname.


You will need to log in with your domain registrar to make DNS modifications. Every registrar is different and you may need to refer to additional support materials to make these modifications. This is typically under "Manage DNS" settings in your control center on your registrar site.
 

Step 4: Save your changes in Screencast-O-Matic Settings

After configuring with your domain registrar, add your website to the Content Hosting Settings and click "Update Video Hosting Settings.."

Screencast-O-Matic will secure your SSL certificate, and until then it will say that your SSL Certificate is in process.



You will receive an email when the process is complete. This is will be completed in about 2 hours or less.

Step 5: You're ready to send traffic to Screencast-O-Matic!


At this point, click on the "Use Logo" box to select and upload your company logo.  If you do not have a logo, enter a Page Title that your audience will see when visiting your site.





Disconnecting your domain from Screencast-O-Matic

  1. If you would like to disconnect your domain from Screencast-O-Matic, log in and visit Video Hosting Settings.
  2. Click "Disconnect"





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