How to White Label your Ad Server

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By default, AdGlare serves content using the following URLs:
  • yourbusinessname.engine.adglare.net
  • yourbusinessname.cdn.adglare.net
You can however white label these subdomains by adding CNAME DNS records to your own domain. Essentially, you'll be serving the ads from from your own subdomain, instead of AdGlare's. This article explains how to set up your white label.
There is no additional charge for using your own domains.


What can be white-labeled?

The following locations and services can be white-labeled:
A Ad Serving Domains. Ads are requested from this domain. Defaults to yourname.engine.adglare.net.
B External Reports. Pages where anyone can view campaign reports.

CNAME DNS Records

Host / Name / AliasTTLRecord TypeValue / Points To / Destination
engine1 dayCNAMEyourbusinessname.engine.adglare.net
cdn1 dayCNAMEyourbusinessname.cdn.adglare.net

External Reports

Host / Name / AliasTTLRecord TypeValue / Points To / Destination
reports1 dayCNAMEyourbusinessname.checkout.adglare.net


GoDaddy Instructions

If you're using GoDaddy as a domain registrar, I've outlined below how you can add these CNAME records.

1 Log in to your GoDaddy account.
2 Click Domains => Manage My Domains.
3 Click on your domain from the list.
4 On the DNS Zone File tab, click Add Record.
5 Fill out the form like on the screenshot.
This is an example for setting the engine's CNAME. Change 'mybusiness' for your actual AdGlare ad server name.


Getting the Activation Code

Browse to each of the subdomains for which you've set up the CNAME records. For example, engine.yourdomain.com. If all has been set up correctly, you'll see an activation code like the one here below. DNS propagation may take some time. If your subdomain doesn't resolve yet, please wait up to 24 hours.



Activating your White Label

Once you have both activation codes, go to your ad server portal and click Settings => Global Settings. Enable the White Label and copy/paste your activation codes. You should be ready to go from there.




SSL-Support

If you wish to support SSL on your custom ad serving domain, please send us a wildcard certificate for *.yourdomain.com including the private key. Your certificate will then be installed on our infrastructure, after which your ad serving domain will be available on https:// as well.

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