Take QR Code personalization to the next level with custom domains. Add your custom domains to boost audience engagement and trust in your brand.

Note - The custom domain feature is available on Enterprise plans. Schedule a demo to learn more about custom domain access.

Here's how you can set up your custom domain on Beaconstac:

Step 1: Go to ‘Domains’

Login to the Beaconstac dashboard, go to ‘Account’ on the top right of the screen, and choose ‘Domains’ from the dropdown list.

Step 2: Enter domain details

Click on ‘Add Now’ or ‘+ Add Domain’.

Add the URL of the domain you want your QR codes to point to under ‘Domain host name’. For this article’s purpose, let’s create a custom domain for www.mcgeesecurity.info.

Click on ‘Add’ to finish.

STEP 3: Configure your domain

If the entered domain details are correct, you should see your domain name under ‘Custom domains’.

Click on ‘Configure’ to get the relevant CNAME, Host, and Value details in a pop-up like the one below:

Add "qr" as CNAME host in DNS and add the value shown above as "value"

to your domain’s DNS records. You will need to add both CNAME values to configure your custom domain. Refer to your domain host to find out how to add CNAME records.

Note:

a. A DNS configuration maps a URL to an IP address and helps connect websites to the outside world.

b. Your domain host is where you purchased your domain name for your website, eg: GoDaddy, DuckDuckGo, Enom, or Name.com.

c. The procedure to configure DNS records is unique to the service provider of your domain.

Once your custom domain is set up, go to ‘Profile’ → ‘Domains’ to check the status of your domain. You should see a pop-up like this once it’s configured:

How to assign a custom domain to an organization

Step 1: Select the organization to configure

Go to ‘Account’ → ‘Organizations’. Choose the organization you want to update and click on ‘Edit organization’ to begin.

Step 2: Assign a custom domain to an organization

You will see a pop-up as shown below. Choose your custom domain from the drop-down menu.

If the domain details entered are correct, you will see a pop-up as shown below:

Note: Your domain service provider may take up to 24 hours to add a CNAME to the DNS settings. If you still see your Beaconstac custom domain status as “Unconfigured” after 24 hours, please contact support@beaconstac.com

Now, all QR codes created under this organization will point to a URL of your custom domain.

Read next: How to use a custom URL for QR Code Campaigns

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