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How to Use Your Domain for Your iPlayerHD Video Pages

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Did you know you can use your domain for your iPlayerHD video pages?  Yep.  It’s true.

And this is not new…in fact, I last did a post on it a few years ago. It seemed appropriate for an update.

First you should understand about CNAMES.  CNAME is an abbreviation for Canonical Name record, and it is essentially an alias for another domain. All information, such as IP Addresses, TTL, etc., are defined by the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) it points to. And, the alias doesn’t even have to be in the same domain.

This means you can point http://iplayerhd.com/player/video/a966bf55-f3ab-4302-a771-e784c63e965f/share

at something like this

https://subdomain.domain.com.

So when someone opens https://subdomain.domain.com that is what they will see in the browser address window even though they are on https://iplayerhd.com/player/video/a966bf55-f3ab-4302-a771-e784c63e965f/share.

Simply put, your CNAME masks the source page’s URL. If you have several iPlayerHD video pages, you can create a sub-domain for each page.

This is not something you can do within iPlayerHD  because we have no control over your sub-domains. Instead, it must be done where your domain name is registered (GoDaddy, Network Solutions, etc). Since the CNAME process is different with each registrar, I would suggest you contact your registrar’s support folks and ask for a step by step guide.

And that’s it.

Have fun!

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