Custom domains

 

You can personalise the web address of your program by using your own domain name instead of Award Force domains. Using a custom domain will mask the yourawardsname.awardsplatform.com URL and replace it with your own. For example, you could have win.your-company-domain.com instead of win.awardsplatform.com

To set up a custom domain, complete the following three steps: 

  1. Go to Settings > General > Account and then click the Edit link next to Account domain name.

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  2. On the next screen, you will see a URL under the heading "Custom domain". This URL will vary depending on your program's region. For accounts based in Australia, the address is au.cr4ce.com. For accounts in North America, the URL is us.cr4ce.com and for accounts in Europe the URL is eu.cr4ce.com.


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    You will need to copy the URL for your region and then create a CNAME record in the DNS Settings where your domain is registered, pointing it to the URL for your region.

    au.cr4ce.com
    us.cr4ce.com
    eu.cr4ce.com


    Instructions for this will vary depending on who your domain registrar is. Here are some links to support documentation for popular domain providers:

    GoDaddy
    Crazy Domains
    Bluehost
    Squarespace

  3. Once you've added the CNAME record for your domain, you can type the domain into the Custom domain field in Award Force. Then click Save.

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  4. It may take a few minutes for the SSL certificate to activate with the new domain but this is automatic and no action is required on your part.

  5. Once you have confirmed your custom domain is correctly configured and displays your Award Force account, you may wish to go back to the domain configuration page and switch Redirect to ON. This will ensure that anybody visiting your default Vanity domain is redirected to your preferred Custom domain.
Note: the custom domain feature only works with subdomains. It's not possible to use a root domain, like company.com, with Award Force.

Need more help? Get in touch!

We're here to help if you need it. Simply get in touch with our Client Success team through one of the methods available at the base of the page.