Using Existing Domains

In general, if your looking to use your custom domain to generate PURLs Connecting Your Domain with a CNAME is the preferred route. But there may be times when you need to use a domain that is already pointed to an existing website. For these cases, follow the steps below.

What You’ll Need:

  • A domain that you own
  • FTP/SSH Access to domain's web server
  • An Purlem account with a paid subscription

To add an existing domain, go to your Dashboard > Account Dropdown > Domains.  Select the + Add Domain button, and choose the Existing Domain tab.

Enter the domain's name, and select the Server Type and PURL Format. If you are unsure about the server type, contact your hosting provider. Based on your selections, update the proper server configuration file with the provided code.

Once the configuration code has been added correctly, the status will be changed to Active, and the domain will be made available to be used with your Purlem campaigns.