Custom Domain

By default your Yozio SuperLinks will have a domain like http://r.yoz.io. Rather than using this default domain you may set up a custom domain, ie http://r.rivendell.com. If any of your use cases involve displaying your Yozio SuperLink URLs to users, setting up a custom domain which reflects your brand can help improve user click-through-rate.

Once you've set up your Yozio SuperLink custom domain you will also be able to configure a link alias for any one of your Yozio SuperLinks.

HTTP Custom Domain Setup

Step 1: Create a subdomain such as r.yourdomain.com

To create a subdomain for your domain you will first need to be sure you own the domain. Each hosting service will have it's own specific specific steps to create a subdomain. Please refer to your hosting provider's documentation on how to create a subdomain via their administration panel.

Step 2: Create a CNAME record with your DNS provider's (domain host) administration panel and configure it to point directly to r.yoz.io

Each hosting service will have it's own specific specific steps to create a CNAME record. Please refer to your hosting provider's documentation on how to create a CNAME record via their administration panel.

Step 3: Wait for your changes to take effect

The length of time this takes will depend upon your domain host. It's best to check your host's documentation for the most accurate information. Typically changes can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 3 days.

Step 4: Test with dig (eg. dig r.yourdomain.com) to verify changes have populated

You can check the status of your change by looking up which CNAME records are currently in effect for your domain. This allows you to see if your change has gone live, and if so, to verify you made the change correctly. You can use dig commands - here are 10 Linux DIG Command Examples for DNS Lookup - or web based dig tools like http://www.mxtoolbox.com/CNAMELookup.aspx.

Step 5: Update your custom domain in the Yozio Console

  1. Go to Settings > General
  2. Scroll to Custom Domain
  3. Enter your custom domain in the field
  4. Click Update Custom Domain

HTTPS Custom Domain Setup

We've recently released support for HTTPS Custom domains! This capability is particularly powerful when implementing the Yozio Universal Links solution, as customers will see your branding when using Universal Links. Additionally, if you have an HTTPS website, you will now be able to serve HTTPS Yozio SuperLinks using your branding without having to worry about HTTPS security protocols.

In order to request an HTTPS Custom domain....

  1. Have your HTTP custom domain set up
  2. Go to the Yozio Console > Settings > General
  3. Verify the custom domain you'd like to request HTTPS support for
    • Note that once you've decided on a custom domain, you will not be able to change it!
  4. Click Request HTTPS Custom Domain

Once you've followed these steps, you'll get an email from [email protected] verifying that we've received your request. We'll also do one more validation on the custom domain that you've requested HTTPS support for. Afterwards, we'll have your HTTPS custom domain ready within 5-7 business days.

Custom Domain Common Questions

Can I redirect from my server or setup a domain forward instead of doing a CNAME? ​For Yozio SuperLinks to work properly you will want to add a CNAME.

How do I customize the ending of my Yozio SuperLink? As long as you have a custom domain configured you may set up a link alias. To do so go to Yozio Console > SuperLinks > Organic Link. Either create a new SuperLink or Edit an existing link. Then, scroll to Link Alias and enter your desired link alias