Custom Domain

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Localist’s custom domain feature is an essential component in your overall white-labeling of the product as it changes the display of your Localist URL to a subdomain of your current website.Your calendar’s custom domain is set up by using a CNAME record. Note: a CNAME is different than a redirect, or domain-forward.


Setting Up a Custom Domain

Your custom domain will need to be a subdomain to your website, such as events.yourwebsite.com, and not set as a subdirectory, such as yourwebsite.com/events.

  • If you do not currently own a website domain, you will need to purchase a domain from a registrar like Namecheap, pairNICRegister, or iWantMyName. (This usually costs about $10-$40 per year.)

1. If you haven’t already told Localist Support the domain you will be using, please send a note to support@localist.com so that we can configure the domain on our end.

2. Through your registrar, create a CNAME record to point your custom domain to your Localist placeholder URL, yourorganizationsname.enterprise.localist.com.

  • Note: This is not a forward or a redirect, but an alias. If you are setting up a redirect for the non-www custom domain, the redirect should be unmasked.
  • SetCNAME to www.events.yourdomain.com -> set in Calendar Settings
  • Set unmasked redirect of events.yourdomain.com to www.events.yourdomain.com

3. If the domain has already been set up as a CNAME, we will add it to your Calendar Settings after configuration. If the domain has not been set up as a CNAME when the configuration is added on Localist’s end, you will need to add it to your Calendar Settings after completing that step.

  • Note: It can take 24-72 hours for domain settings to propagate across the world. Confirm the domain has fully propagated before taking steps


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