Setting up a custom domain

If you are an account owner or admin on our Enterprise plan, you can set up a custom domain so that your Qwilr Pages have a URL on your own domain — like proposals.acme.com/xyz (instead of qwilr.com/xyz or acme.qwilr.com/xyz).

Note: Custom domains are available only on our Enterprise plan.

 Note: For optimal results, please set up in your DNS host before you change the setting in your Qwilr account.

Setup in your DNS host

Head to wherever you host your DNS (generally your webhost) and go to the DNS settings. From there, add a new CNAME record and have it point to custom-domains.qwilr.com

You'll generally see these fields, although they may have slightly different names or a different display with your host:

A sample CNAME record form with no data entered

For example, if you wanted the domain proposals.mydomain.com you would:

  • In the Name field, add "proposals" (so your new domain would be proposals.mydomain.com)
  • In the Type field, choose CNAME
  • In the Value field, add custom-domains.qwilr.com

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for the CNAME redirect to fully work. You can still share the default pages.qwilr.com links during that time, and they'll continue to work.

Setup in Qwilr

Once your DNS host setup is complete, head to your Qwilr account. Click on your initials in the top right corner and select View All Settings. Click Custom Domain in the left menu.

Qwilr account settings list with the Custom Domain setting chosen

Enter in the domain you want to use. It needs to be in a subdomain format. So for example, if your domain is acme.com, you can't have just acme.com as your Qwilr custom domain. Instead, you'd need to use something like proposals.acme.com (or projects.acme.com, etc).

Custom Domain setting with a sample domain, "proposals.acme.com," entered

Once you've added it, Qwilr will verify that the domain is available to use. Then click Save Custom Domain.

Instruction links for major domain providers

Your host is always going to be the best resource for DNS help, but we've compiled some links directly to some common domain provider's help documents. If you run into any troubles, please be sure to contact your host.