The Custom Domain Addon allows you to show your own website’s URL to your students instead of your Trek subdomain.
Using a custom domain for your school is preferable for branding purposes if you already have an established website or plan to host your own website in the future. Your students will see the domain name of your choosing instead of your-subdomain.trekhq.com.
Activating the Custom Domain Addon
To activate the Custom Domain Addon, go to the Addons Page, find the Custom Domain Addon, and click “Add custom domain.”
Setting up Your Custom Domain
After purchasing the Custom Domain Addon, click the “Manage” button.
Setting up Your Custom Domain on Trek
The first step of setting up your custom domain is telling us where you want your school to live on the web.
In the example above, we want our courses to display at courses.marysbakery.com, so we put “courses” in the subdomain field and “marysbakery.com” in the domain field.
Setting up Your Custom Domain With Your Web Host
Setting up a custom domain is a two-step process. The previous step told Trek where you wanted your courses to display. Now, your site has to tell Trek that it’s okay for Trek to display your courses there.
To do this, you need to create a CNAME record in the DNS settings for your domain with your web host.
This is a very simple process, but can be a little scary if you’re not familiar with DNS records.
While setting up your custom domain on Trek, you’ll be provided with specific instructions for how to complete this step along with a simple script to copy/paste to your web host support team if you run into trouble.
Deactivating Your Custom Domain
If you decide you no longer need to display your school on your own custom domain, you can deactivate it by visiting the Addons Page, locating the Custom Domain Addon, and clicking “Deactivate.”