Adding a CNAME Record: Adding a Custom Affiliate Link/Short URL

Setting up a CNAME record will allow you to create a custom affiliate tracking link URL for PayKickstart.

From your Paykickstart Vendor account, from the drop down menu on the top right, click on Platform Settings. Under Domain settings, you have the option to define your own affiliate URL Domain.

After adding a CNAME or A Record, your affiliate links can be branded to your domain.

Create a CNAME Entry:

If you want to use a subdomain, of an existing domain you have as your “Short URL” in paykickstart, you need to create a CNAME record in your DNS settings for that domain. The following settings should be entered.

Name: The name you’ll be using for this subdomain e.g. (bolded part)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using CloudFare hosting please set the CNAME as "DNS ONLY".

Using a "Proxied" CNAME will not validate the record.

Create an A Record Entry:

If you’ve purchased a new domain and want to use it as your Paykickstart Short URL, you will need to create an A record your domain’s DNS manager. You should use these values:

Host: A Record
TTL: 600



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