How to Use Custom Domains with Vid.ly

Here are directions for serving your vid.ly videos from a custom domain such a mydomain.com/myvideos. Below are instructions for creating subdomains and top level domains.

How to create a sub-domain (myvideos.mywebsite.com)

1. Sign in to your account

2. Go to the vid.ly tab (Figure 1)

3. Then select ‘Custom Domains’

4. Enter your domain and click save

5. Go to the management console for your domain registrar

6. Create subdomain

7. Update DNS settings to use CNAME

8. In the CNAME settings use one of following alias:

a. vid.ly

b. vidly.com

c. v-888868157.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com

9. Save and wait while DNS updated

How to create top level domains (mywebsite.com)

***Important note: Custom top level domains are only available to customers hosting DNS with Amazon Route 53.

1. Sign in to your account

2. Go to the vid.ly tab (Figure 1)

3. Then select ‘Custom Domains’

4. Enter your domain and click save

5. Sign in to AWS console, open Route 53 Management console (Figure 2)

6. Click “Create Hosted Zone” button and fill “Domain Name” and “Comment” fields and save settings

7. Open created hosted zone and get the list of name servers from Delegation Set section

8. Click “Go to Record Sets” and then click “Create Record Set”

9. Enter following details into appeared form and click Create button:

a. Type: A – IPv4 address

b. Alias radio button: Yes

c. Alias target: v-888868157.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com

10. Go to the management console for your domain registrar

11. Update domain DNS settings to use your own name settings

12. Enter the list of name servers you got in Route53

13. Save and wait while DNS updated

 

Figure 1 – The Vid.ly tab in the Encoding.com User Interface

Vid.ly Tab in User Interface

 

Figure 2 – AWS Route 53 Management Console

AWS Route 53 Management Console

 

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