If you want to share videos from your own domain URLs you can connect your domain to Sendspark. This will give Sendspark permission to use your domain for you video share pages and video request pages.
Connecting your domain will also help your videos get through firewalls and provide a more consistent, white-label experience for your customers.
Once you set up CNAME, it will be hard to remove or update it. Please be absolutely sure of the subdomain you want to use before setting it up.
Subdomains are set on a per workspace basis. If you are using multiple workspaces with Sendspark, you must add a new, unique subdomain for each workspace.
CNAME is only available on Sendspark Business and Enterprise plans. If you would like to use CNAME, please schedule a call, or write in via chat to upgrade your account.
To start the domain connection process...
In your Sendspark account, go to workspace settings
Scroll to the bottom of the page, where it says Custom Domain
Enter your subdomain
Enter the subdomain you want to use with Sendspark (e.g. videos.yourdomain.com)
Click Next Step
Access your DNS Settings
In a separate tab, please access your DNS settings:
Log in to your DNS provider where you purchased your domain (i.e. name.com)
Locate the records for the domain you want to use
Go to DNS Settings
Add Sendspark to your DNS Records
In Sendspark, you'll generate a new record. Please copy and paste the values you see in your DNS records for Type, Host, and Value.
You might need to modify the value based on your DNS provider. For example, in GoDaddy and Cloudflare, you will only paste the subdomain ("video") and not the root domain ("yoursite.com").
For Cloudflare, the Proxy Status should be "DNS Only" (so you will need to change the default, which is "Proxied")
Here are the help documentation pages for common DNS providers:
Verify your Domain
Back in Sendspark, click Test Connection
If your domain is connected, you will see a green dot, and the word Connected. Way to go -- you're all set! 🥳
If you're still seeing Unverified, no worries! It can take up to 24 hours to update your DNS records. Please pour yourself some coffee, and try again in a bit. ☕️
Please note, after you set up your custom domain, you may have to run the new URL through Twitter Card Validator to get video previews to show up when you share Sendspark links on Twitter. Validate Twitter cards here.