A CNAME (Canonical Name) is a DNS record that specifies if a domain or subdomain is an alias of another domain. With this feature, you can have Spott behind your own (sub-)domain, such as
interactivity.example.com, up to you!
Setting up your own CNAME record can be done in a matter of minutes. If you've done this up in the past, setting it up on Spott will look pretty familiar to you. 😉
You will need to do some setup in Spott and on your own DNS settings to set up.
Step 1: Add a CNAME record to your DNS settings
Go to your DNS provider of the domain you want to use and go to the settings.
Now set up a new CNAME record pointing to
The record should look something like:
- Record type: CNAME
- Value/Pointing to:
- TTL: leave as default
Because every DNS provider is different, we can't give you detailed instructions for this step. We've linked help articles below, for some of the most popular DNS providers.
Step 2: Set your custom domain on Spott
Head over to Spott settings and click the "Custom domain" tab. Or if you are already logged in, click here.
Enter the (sub-)domain that you have set up in step 1. If you have set up the configuration correctly, the "Save domain" button will become available for you.
Note that the first time you try out your new CNAME URL, it can take a few minutes to fully set up.
Step 3 (optional): Add extra page data
If you want, you can set up your Google Tag Manager ID and even custom CSS on your discover pages and catalog pages. This is useful to allow custom tracking on your domain or to style your pages even further with CSS.
When all is set up correctly, you will notice that all your embed codes and share URLs in Spott will have changed to your custom URL.
Other guides that may help you
Setup CNAME on your host
The following guides may help you to set up a CNAME record on your DNS provider - see step 1 above. Here are some helpful guides of the most popular DNS providers:
If you are using the Cloudflare proxy option to setup CNAME, please disable it first and enable it again after validating it in Spott.
This is because Spott needs to validate that the domain CNAME is set up correctly. And is unable to do so due to Cloudflare blocking this request while the proxy option is enabled.