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. 

 

Setting a custom URL on your flipbook

 

**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.**


 

EXAMPLE 

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.

 

 

STEP 1: Create your CNAME in Paperturn’s System

 

 

(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.

 

Guide - how to create your own flipbook URL (Step 1)

 

 

(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”.

Guide - how to create your own flipbook URL (Step 1)

 

 

(1.3) You will immediately see that 2 DNS records are now displayed.These are the values you will use in STEP 2 below.

Guide - how to create your own flipbook URL (Step 1)

 

STEP 2: Create 2 CNAME records in your DNS service provider

 

(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.

Guide - how to create your own flipbook URL (Step 2)

 

(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.

 

Guide - how to create your own flipbook URL (Step 2)

 

(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.

 

 

STEP 3: Activation Confirmation

 

If your CNAME is valid and accepted, you'll receive a confirmation message under the CNAME field.

Guide - how to create your own flipbook URL (Step 3)


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