Using a custom domain (CNAME)

Using a custom domain (CNAME)

Using a custom domain 

With a Premier 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–now let's add it in your hosting settings. 
  1. Logged in to your Screencast-O-Matic account, visit your Video Hosting Settings.
  2. Under "Hosting Site Setup" click to "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.

You can continue to use a subdomain on Screencast-O-Matic until your CNAME is configured and secured but this must be changed by .

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

We will provide you with a url to point your host name to.



You will need to log in with to 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 in the Video Hosting Settings and click "Apply."

 

Screencast-O-Matic will secure your SSL certificate. 



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

After we have secured your SSL Certificate, you must be sure to select the "CNAME from your domain" option in Video Hosting Settings and enter in your domain.


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 will be used for login.





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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