How To Set Up A Custom Domain

Custom Domain lets you share files using your own personal URL, e.g., example.com/xxxx or sub.example.com/xxxx. It’s a great way to personalize sharing and promote your brand, resulting in a better experience.

The first step is to buy a domain name from a domain registrar. You will then need to point the domain to our servers following the instructions provided by the registrar. Your registrar will likely have a section on their help page that addresses this procedure.

There are two types of domains you can set up; an apex domain and a subdomain.

Method 1: Set up a Subdomain (Recommended)

To set up a subdomain, e.g., files.example.com, create a new CNAME record where the subdomain name is “files” and point it to the value “proxy.jumpshare.com“.

An example of how to set up a CNAME record

Method 2: Set Up An Apex Domain (Alternative)

To set up an apex domain like example.com, simply point the A record to the following IP address “52.200.89.168“.

The A record maps the domain name to an IP address. You may need to wait for up to 72 hours for the changes to your A record to take effect.

An example of how to set up A Record

We recommend that you use Method 1. Using an apex domain, like example.com is not recommended, because if our IP address were to change you will have to manually update your DNS records. Using a subdomain with a CNAME record means that we can make this change for you, thus ensuring that your links never break.

Once you’ve correctly configured your domain to point towards our servers, login to your Jumpshare account and visit the Settings page. Under the “Custom Domain” field, type your custom domain depending on what you’ve set up (e.g, example.com or files.example.com) and click Update. If everything is set up properly, you will be able to share files using your own custom domain.

To remove a custom domain, simply remove it from the Custom Domain field in the Settings page and click the Update button.

Enabling HTTPS on your custom domain

After you’ve successfully set up your custom domain using any one of the two methods above, the next step is to enable the HTTPS checkbox under the Secure Links section and click the Update button.

It will take up to 2 minutes for the SSL/TLS certificate to apply to your custom domain. During this time, if you copy a link, it will copy as HTTP, however, once the certificate has been applied, then it will copy as HTTPS.

That’s it! Happy sharing!