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Setting up custom subdomains for your courses (recommended)

If setting up a custom domain is like running a marathon, setting up a custom subdomain is like going for a leisurely jog around the block. This is why we recommend our course creators use subdomains over full custom domains. What's the difference between the two?

There's nothing wrong with using a custom domain and we've created a help article about that here

Here's how easy it is to setup a custom subdomain:

Login to your domain registrar (Google Domains shown below) >>

Create a new DNS record >>

Add course.myurl.com as the name, change the type to CNAME, set the TTL to 1h, and the data/value* to www.teachery.co >>

Login to your Teachery account >>

Click into the course you want to set your domain for >>

Click "Manage Options" in the left sidebar >>

In the "Custom Domain" field add course.myurl.com >>

Now wait patiently for your domain to propagate! 

*Some domain registrars require an IP address, please use: 104.236.167.32

Here's a screenshot of setting the subdomain record up in a Google Domains account:


Here's where you add your custom domain in the Manage Options section of your course in Teachery:


A few things to note about setting up your custom subdomain:

Important note about domain propagation: 

Domain propagation simply means how long it takes for your new subdomain to point correctly to Teachery. It can take 24-48 hours for propagation to finish, so plan accordingly. You can check if your domain has finished propagating by using a site like DNSchecker.org.