What is a custom subdomain?
Custom subdomain is a unique branded domain name that identifies a separate page or section of a website. It is an extension of your main domain, but with its own unique content. Custom subdomains are mostly used when you already have a website and want to separate your site’s content into distinct sections.
Why should I use a subdomain for my calendar of events?
Having a custom subdomain for your Timely‘s events calendar is a great way to add SEO (search engine optimization) value to your site and receive credited site traffic from your events back to your root domain.
How to set up a subdomain?
Step 1: Create the DNS Entry
If you want to use a custom domain for your calendar, first you have to add a new DNS entry at your domain name registrar’s control panel. The DNS entry should be a CNAME of ” appcd.time.ly“.
Here is a generic example:
Let’s say your domain name is mydomain.com, and you want to use the subdomain “events” to display your calendar. The DNS entry would look like:
events.mydomain.com 3600 IN CNAME appcd.time.ly.
Here is a general example of what it might look like at your domain name registrar:
Step 2: Add the Custom Subdomain
At your Timely’s account dashboard, navigate to Calendar Settings > General tab> Custom Domains. Then, enter your subdomain and click on the Save button.
NOTE: It takes a while for the DNS record to be published. You will have to wait a few minutes or hours, depending on your DNS server