Custom domains are available from the Pro subscription of Friendly Automate.
What are custom domains?
By default, we provide Friendly Automate under a subdomain of ours, e.g. yourname.friendlyautomate.com.
With a custom domain Friendly Automate is available under your own domain or subdomain, e.g. info.yourdomain.com, marketing.yourdomain.com, hello.yourdomain.com or friendly.yourdomain.com.
This gives you a number of benefits:
- Landing pages run under your own domain or subdomain, e.g. info.yourdomain.com/landingpage1
- Tracking of your website visitors is more reliable. If Friendly Automate runs under a subdomain of ours, you set a so-called "third-party cookie" for tracking your website visitors. This cookie is often automatically deleted after one week on many devices. You can then identify visitors for a maximum of one week. If Friendly Automate is accessible under your own domain or subdomain, you can set a "first-party cookie". This will be stored on your visitors’ devices virtually indefinitely, allowing you to identify your visitors over a very long period of time.
- The links in sent emails for unsubscribing from the mailing list point to your own domain. This has a positive effect on the deliverability of your emails.
The hosting of Friendly Automate is of course completely up to us, even when using custom domains.
How do I set up a custom domain?
Technically, a custom domain works via a so-called domain alias (CNAME). In this way, your domain or subdomain points to our servers. This is how you set it up:
1. Decide on the name of your custom domain
A custom domain is usually a subdomain of your main domain. Only in this way you can benefit from all the advantages of a custom domain. If your main domain is yourdomain.com, a subdomain of it would be xyz.yourdomain.com, for example.
These subdomain names are most popular with our customers: