Using your Own Domain Name

With Desk.com you can set up your own domain for your Support Center, rather than using http://mycompany.desk.com. Setting up your own custom site address allows your users to feel like they're on the same website. This article explains how to set this up.

Note: This feature requires the Standard Plan or above.

Setting up your Own Domain Name for your Support Center

If you are not using Multi-Brand

Step 1: Create a CNAME record within your DNS provider's administration panel, and configure it to point to your Desk.com host. For example, if your Support Center is http://yoursite.Desk.com, make your CNAME something like http://support.yourwebsite.com and point it to your Desk.com URL.  

This should look something like this:

support.yourcompanyisawesome.com        CNAME    yourcompany.desk.com

 

Step 2: Go your Admin Panel and click on Settings. It’ll take you to your Site Settings. From here, enter the domain you’ve decided on into the Web Address field:

   

Click Update, and your customization is complete.
 

If you are using Multi-Brand
Step 1: You will need to add an additional subdomain to your CNAME record. For example if you had two brands set up, one for "Support" and the other for "VIP Support", your DNS record should look like this:  

support.yourcompanyisawesome.com      CNAME support.yourcompany.desk.com
vip-support.yourcompanyisawesome.com    CNAME    
vip-support.yourcompany.desk.com

The first subdomain of the CNAME for a brand is arbitrary, but must be unique for each brand. For example, instead of "support.yourcompany.desk.com" you could use "tornadoes.yourcompany.desk.com" and it would work equally as well, provided that "tornadoes" is not already in use by a CNAME record for another one of your brands. In the "Custom Web Address" field for each brand (this is under Admin > Support Center > Advanced Settings) you would enter the URL that you specified in your CNAME record (e.g., "support.yourcompanyisawesome").

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your friendly Desk.com Support Team with any questions.

 

(Note: if you are changing an existing DNS entry rather than creating a new one, it may require some lead time before the change takes place, based on your DNS TTL (Time to Live). To minimize delays, we recommend reducing your TTL to 15 minutes at least 24 hours before you want to integrate your Desk.com Support Center. After your updates are complete, you can return to your regular TTL)

Final note regarding HTTP/HTTPs

If you have an SSL certificate you'd like to use for your custom domain, just follow this guide. Otherwise, visit Admin -> Channels -> Support Center -> Advanced and ensure your 'Security Mode' is set to 'HTTP Only' (as shown below).


 

 


Note: The feature(s) in this article requires the Standard Plan or above. To upgrade your account, log in to the Admin panel and click "Billing" on the right. See the overview of our pricing plans or reach out to Sales for more info.

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