Notist Pro subscribers have the option to configure a custom domain name to point to their profile and presentations on Notist. This enables you to share content on a domain you control, so if you decided to stop using Notist in the future all those incoming links would still point to your domain and not ours.
When using a custom domain, links on the main Notist site point to your custom domain, and any existing links are redirected.
Setting up a custom domain is a four-step process. Don't panic, they're easy steps.
- Add a DNS record to point your domain to us
- Request the custom domain from the Settings section of your account
- We then flip some switches to make it work
- When you're ready, you check a box to make it all active
We'll attempt to explain those steps below, but the DNS bit is the only tricky part.
Add a DNS record
In order to point your domain to Notist, you need to create a CNAME record and point it to:
A CNAME record is like an alias that points from one domain name to another. How precisely you create this will be down to your DNS provider. They should have documentation to help if it's not obvious.
Once you have the CNAME configured and propagated, visiting your domain should show you the Notist homepage. This demonstrates that DNS is configured correctly, so the next step is to tell us to look out for it.
Requesting the custom domain
Log into your account and go to Settings from your profile menu. In the menu (left hand side for desktop users) there's a link for Custom Domain. If you don't see that you may not have a Pro account.
On the Custom Domain page, enter the domain name you've chosen, e.g.
Submit the form to make the request. This will both save your preferences and raise a support ticket for us to get it configured for you. We'll use this support ticket to keep you updated.
Making it live
Once we've configured the domain, you'll be able to view your Notist profile using it. However, your pages will still be active on the noti.st domain. To start sending all the traffic through your custom domain, go back to Settings and Custom Domain and check the "Enable this custom domain" box.
Once that's in place, all your presentations and profile links will point to the versions of your pages on your custom domain.