Note: Custom domains are only available to GURU members. To sign up for a GURU account just go here.
Dropr makes it possible to use your own custom domain on your portfolio. So, instead of your portfolio being available on http://dropr.com/yourname it will be available at http://yourname.com. To get this working a few things are needed on your part.
Make sure you have the domain name you want registered with a domain registrar. We do not provide this service, but there are many, many places online that do. Domains can be bought for as little as a couple of dollars per year.
Modify your domain's DNS settings to point your A record at our IP address, which is 126.96.36.199. The exact instructions for this step vary a bit depending on who your domain is registered with, but it's a common configuration needed so your domain registrar will have instructions somewhere on their website - if not, contact them and they will be happy to help. Once this is setup, wait 1 hour before continuing on to the next step.
If your domain registrar does not host your DNS records, then you might find this article useful.
On Dropr, visit the management area of the portfolio you want to change the URL for. Open the settings panel by clicking the settings button in the top right of the page:
Once the panel is open, turn on your custom domain and enter the domain name, like so:
That's it. All done! Now you just need to wait a little while for it to come into effect. It's usually done within a couple of hours but can take as long as 48 hours.
If you have any problems, please get in touch with us and we will be delighted to help you.