Note: See the full instructions for configuring custom domains here.

When using a root domain with Odeum, you will actually be using your domain with the common "www" prefix. For example, you will use www.mydomain.com and NOT mydomain.com.

To make this function properly when using your root domain for your Odeum channel, there is an extra step you must take when you set up your domain. In addition to adding the CNAME entry for the subdomain ‘www’, you must also add a 301 redirect which forwards your naked domain (no www) to your full Odeum hostname (with the www). So, example.com would redirect to www.example.com.

Here are the steps:

  1. Create a CNAME record for www.mydomain.com to point at webclient.odeum.io

  2. Create a redirection so that requests to the naked domain are redirected to your www hostname.

Note: If you’re using a subdomain other than ‘www’, the above step 2 is not necessary.

Setting up your redirection

Below you’ll find links to setting up redirects with many of the main domain providers – the destination URL or Value should always be your domain with the www (www.example.com):

Setting up forwarding with GoDaddy
Setting up a redirect with NameCheap – use @ as your Host
Setting up a redirect with cPanel – select the “Do Not Redirect www” option
Setting up a redirect with BlueHost – select the “Do Not Redirect www” option
Setting up a redirect with Google Domains – use @ as the subdomain
Setting up a redirect with 1and1
Setting up a redirect with DreamHost

Setting up forwarding with Page Rules in cloudflare

Video walkthrough

This video explains the complete setup of a custom root domain using Cloudflare

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