Add your own custom domain

Created on 26 July, 2022 | Custom domains | Team SQR | 1 minutes read

Connect your custom domain and use it as a short link for your QR codes

Notes


  1. Go to the Custom domains tab (or log in first).
  2. Click on the "+ Connect custom domain".
  3. Fill in the required fields, most of our customers use a subdomain eg. QR.domain.com this way they can keep using the main domain.
  4. The Custom index URL is the page where your customers will land if the custom slug is empty. You can also leave this empty to show the SQR homepage.
  5. The Custom 404 URL is the page where your customers will land if the dynamic link is not working. You can also leave this empty to show the SQR 404 page.
  6. When you're done filling in the fields hit the "Create" button to save your settings.
  7. Now that we set up your custom domain in your SQR dashboard, it's time to add the DNS record to your hosting provider. Use an A record pointing to 66.29.134.71, OR a CNAME record pointing to SQR.co.
  8. The SQR team will now get notified by your submission and we will manually connect your custom domain.
  9. If you go to your Custom domains tab you can see the status of your custom domain, when the status is active your custom domain is ready to be connected and used in the dynamic links tab.
  10. This process can sometimes take up to 48 hours to be fully synced and ready.


Below you can see an example of how your DNS records should look, inside your own Hosting dashboard.


You can check your DNS settings via the free SQR tools here.


Example subdomain

When you're using a subdomain as your custom domain like qr.domain.com your DNS records should look something like this:

Note that you can also just use the CNAME record some hosting providers won't allow both records.



Example main domain

When you're using your main domain as your custom domain like domain.com your DNS records should look something like this:

Note that you can also just use the CNAME record some hosting providers won't allow both records.


Updated on 9 September, 2022