How to customize your flipbook’s domain name (URL)
Share a flipbook with your company's URL instead of Paperturn's URL.
With our PRO subscription, you're able to set a custom URL (domain) per flipbook - meaning, you can have several unique URLs per account.
**This feature requires a lot of technical knowledge in addition to access to your domain's DNS settings. Please have a technical member of your team assist you when setting this feature up as we cannot offer 3rd party support regarding customers’ DNS / domains.**
Your website is called: www.beautytools.com
You want to create custom URL for your flipbook that shows the keyword “catalog”, so that your flipbook's URL would be catalog.beautytools.com.
(1.1) Log in to your Paperturn account and select the flipbook you would like to apply the custom domain name to. Click on the “Edit" tab.
(1.2) Scroll down to the bottom of the edit tab and click on "Advanced settings". Insert your desired CNAME in the CNAME field. After you’ve inserted your CNAME, click “SAVE”.
(1.3) You will immediately see that 2 DNS records are now displayed.These are the values you will use in STEP 2 below.
(2.1) Open your DNS service in order to create 2 new CNAME records.
(2.2) When you create your first new CNAME record in your DNS settings, you will use the values given in “DNS Record 1”. With our example, the “Name” of our CNAME is catalog.beautytools.com and its “Value” (where the CNAME should point to) is catalog.beautytools.com.paperturn.com.
(2.3) When you create your second new CNAME record in your DNS settings, you will use the values given in “DNS Record 2”. Follow the same steps as above.
(2.4) If you have the possibility to insert TTL, just ignore it or insert default value.
*IMPORTANT: It can take between 1 minute to 12 hours before the changes from your DNS host are active - this depends entirely on your DNS host and not on Paperturn; however, while your CNAME is validating, your flipbook will still be active and available for people to view with the original link.
If your CNAME is valid and accepted, you'll receive a confirmation message under the CNAME field.