How do I set up a subdomain or directory for my Vanity URL?

In order to use a subdomain or directory as the Vanity URL for your Splash page, you have two options.

First option, subdomains (e.g. invitation.myfirstevent.com). Best for: One-time events

1. In the Settings tab in your event's toolbar, enter the custom subdomain in the Vanity URL field. 

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2. You will need to create a CNAME record for this subdomain. To do this, go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update.
3. Click Add New Record.
4. From the Record type list, select CNAME.
5. Create a CNAME record to point "invitation.myfirstevent.com" to "domains.splashthat.com". That's it!

Second option, directories (e.g. myfirstevent.com/invitation). Best for: Event series

To use directories, the root URL needs to point to Splash. This can be connected with an existing Splash event page, like a hub, or not. Either way, you'll need to take the below steps.

1. In the Settings tab in your event's toolbar, enter the custom directory in the Vanity URL field (e.g. myfirstevent.com/invitation).
2. Then, you'll need to create an A record that points to the root domain our IP address within web host. To do this, go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update (e.g. myfirstevent.com).
3. Click Add New Record.
4. From the Record type list, select A(Host).
5. Complete the following fields:

A. Host Name: Enter the host name the A Record links to. Type @ to point directly to your domain name 
B. Points to IP Address: Enter the IP address 54.84.134.174
C. TTL: leave the default setting

6. Delete any previously listed A Host records that are not directing to Splash.
7. Click Save Zone File. (The new A Record displays in the A (Host) section). Setup complete!
 
Bonus! Now that you've set up the root domain to point to Splash, you can add any directory to the Vanity URL field of each Splash event you throw with no further setup. Just check out our "off limits" directories here: 
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