Changing Your Primary CNAME

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If you ever need to change your CNAME there are a few things you should consider.

Old Links

In order to ensure that old links sent out via email are not broken, you should:

  1. Remove the old CNAME
  2. Setup your new primary CNAME
  3. Add the old one back in as a domain alias.

You can use Add Additional Landing Page CNAMEs for detailed instructions on adding a secondary CNAME. This will allow all old links to still be functional.

Cookies

Our recommendation is to change the sub-domain so that cookies can be shared. If you change the top level domain itself, the cookies cannot be shared and every lead would have to re-introduce itself to the new domain by either clicking on a link in an email or filling out a form.

Same top level domain

go.mycompany.com > info.mycompany.com

Good! Cookies are shared.

Different top level domains

go.mycompany.com > go.mynewcompany.com

Bad! Cookies are not shared.

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