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Custom Domains

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2013 04:22PM UTC

Custom Domains are a way for you to customize your Droplr experience. By default, all drops are available with a short, easy to remember url. For example:

But if you'd like to further customize how people view your drops, with Droplr Pro you're able to use your own domain with Droplr. Your drop links could look like

If you'd like to use your own custom domain with Droplr, you'll need to first purchase one through a registrar for a small yearly fee. We recommend NameCheap or iWantMyName.

After you have completed your purchase, you'll need to correctly configure the domain (with your registrar) to point to Droplr's servers. To do this, set the A-record to:

Please note that this does not require any changes to your domain's nameservers.

The change to your A-record can take up to 72 hours.

After your A-record is correctly pointed to Droplr's servers, you can then log in to Droplr and update the "Custom Domain" field in your settings to match your new domain.

You may also choose a "Root Redirect" for your custom domain. This is a website that anyone visiting the root of your custom domain will be sent to. So for example, if all your drops are available at you can have anyone that visits redirected to By default, all custom domain roots are redirected to Droplr's homepage.

A couple special notes on using a custom domain with Droplr:

  1. We currently use the service TypeKit to serve custom fonts on Droplr's share pages. Because of the way TypeKit works, we cannot serve these custom fonts to drops that use a custom domain.

  2. With standard Droplr links we add an extra 2 characters to let other users and 3rd party developers see what type of link it is before someone needs to view it. An image link for example looks like: This is turned off for drops using a custom domain so any applications that take advantage of this will simply treat all your drops as standard links. You can read more about this feature here.
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