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 (for example, videos.mysite.com). To do this, you will need to own or register a domain.

Step 1: Purchase or 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. Log into your account as a Solo Premier user or a Team Admin.
2. Click your user badge () and select Settings.
3. In the menu on the left side of the page, click Content Hosting.
4. Under Video Portal,  click Request SSL Certificate.


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

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

For Your domain, enter the new domain that will 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 Content Hosting Settings and click Update Video Hosting Settings.

Screencast-O-Matic will secure your SSL certificate. Until then, a message is displayed on this page that states 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.

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


Now, select the Use Logo checkbox to select and upload your organization's logo.  If you do not have a logo, you can enter a Page Title that your audience will see when visiting your site.





Disconnecting your domain from Screencast-O-Matic

  1. To disconnect your domain from Screencast-O-Matic, log in and visit Video Hosting Settings.
  2. Click Disconnect.






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