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New Sending Domain Needs New Unsub Page

We have set up 3 new microsites under a different brand, and will be marketing to them separately from our original company domain. I have always used my unsub system token in my emails, but will now need the domains to reflect the new names--because when you reach the unsub landing page, our domain name is included in the url. This also includes the "view in browser" token has our name in the tab label. These items were set up when we onboarded, so I'm unfamiliar with where these are located or how to toggle them/change them.

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Re: New Sending Domain Needs New Unsub Page

I've not been able to create any landing page that doesn't contain our original brand domain in the url.

You need to create a Domain Alias entry (under Admin » Landing Pages » Rules in the Marketo UI) for each of your new LP domains. And you have to create the corresponding DNS alias record in DNS, setting the CNAME to {accountstring}.mktoweb.com (same CNAME as your primary LP domain).

For example, if your Primary LP domain is pages.example.com, it will have a DNS alias record (DNS alias = DNS CNAME type) setting the CNAME to compagnie.mktoweb.com.

If you add a secondary LP domain pages2.example2.net, you need to set up a DNS alias for pages2.example2.net that also sets its CNAME to compagnie.mktoweb.com.

After creating your secondary LP domain correctly, you'll be able to access any of your landing pages under either the primary domain or the secondary domain. http:​//pages.example.com/specialoffer.html and http:​//pages2.example2.net/specialoffer.net will both be valid ways to access (and publish) the same page.

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Re: New Sending Domain Needs New Unsub Page

there are several dozen threads on unsub pages and the CNAME.

However, I'd like  you to post an example of the current URL and the URL you believe you want. How badly do you need separate sub-domain unsub pages?

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Hi Nicol,

Just adding to Josh's comment, do you really need different URL sub domain pages? or are you just after changing the look and feel of the landing page itself?

Some Options:

  1. You could just update your landing page so that it is segmented by the different brands - therefore having the different logos or product images or content or even the un-subscribe form itself so that it reflects the branding guidelines
  2. You could build a preference center that allows the user to select what brand they would like to interact with. Consider the possibility that if they want to unsubscribe from Brand A, do they really want to Unsubscribe from Brand B?
  3. Not the best option, but you could technically forgo with the default unsubscribe page.
    1. Steps would be something like
      1. Create 3 landing pages with 3 forms per brand and then create specific email templates for each brand which will include an unsubscribe link to that specific brand landing page.
      2. Hide the default unsubscribe link by adding {{system.Unsubscribelink}} in the html by commenting it out.
    2. Brand A would receive the email A branding which would link to the unsubscribe landing page for brand A
    3. You can do the same for the View email online.

Hope this helps

Floyd

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Re: New Sending Domain Needs New Unsub Page

The three additional brands should remain anonymous from our original. I had tried to create a new unsubscribe page per brand, but I've not been able to create any landing page that doesn't contain our original brand domain in the url.

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I've not been able to create any landing page that doesn't contain our original brand domain in the url.

You need to create a Domain Alias entry (under Admin » Landing Pages » Rules in the Marketo UI) for each of your new LP domains. And you have to create the corresponding DNS alias record in DNS, setting the CNAME to {accountstring}.mktoweb.com (same CNAME as your primary LP domain).

For example, if your Primary LP domain is pages.example.com, it will have a DNS alias record (DNS alias = DNS CNAME type) setting the CNAME to compagnie.mktoweb.com.

If you add a secondary LP domain pages2.example2.net, you need to set up a DNS alias for pages2.example2.net that also sets its CNAME to compagnie.mktoweb.com.

After creating your secondary LP domain correctly, you'll be able to access any of your landing pages under either the primary domain or the secondary domain. http:​//pages.example.com/specialoffer.html and http:​//pages2.example2.net/specialoffer.net will both be valid ways to access (and publish) the same page.

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Re: New Sending Domain Needs New Unsub Page

My IT team has set this up, but I still cannot access the secondary domain, nor publish.

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There's no separate act of "publishing" an LP to a secondary LP domain, you just approve the page as usual and it's available under all of your Marketo LP domains at once.

Based on this and your other recent post, your IT team seems to be pretty out of touch on DNS.

You're going to have to tell me the actual hostnames, as before. Also include a screenshot of your Landing Pages » Rules to show that side is set up correctly.

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Re: New Sending Domain Needs New Unsub Page

I appreciate any help I can get. After 3 escalations, support has ceased communications with me. And you are correct that our IT team has had no previous experience with this.

The Domain Alias is: financing1.bizcashadvances.com. Here are the rules for both Unubscribe (which works fine) and the Unsubscribe Confirm, which defaults to our primary confirmation url.

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Re: New Sending Domain Needs New Unsub Page

OK, that Marketo Domain Alias is set up correctly in DNS.   You can also check this by visiting one of your existing Landing Pages under the alias hostname: http://financing1.bizcashadvances.com/unsubscribepage.html

See how that page works with the alias URL? That happens automatically because it's an existing LP.

I have no idea what you're trying to do with those redirects. You don't need Redirect Rules to make the Domain Alias work, and they should be removed unless you know what you're doing with them. As I mentioned, any approved Landing Page can be viewed under your primary LP domain as well as all your secondary domains. No additional setup is necessary to make this work.

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I have removed all the redirects. What I'm now trying to accomplish is after someone submits an unsubscribe via this link:

http://financing1.bizcashadvances.com/UnsubscribePage.html

they will see this page:

http://financing1.bizcashadvances.com/UnsubscribeConfirm.html

Right now they see this one:

http://financing1.balboacapital.com/UnsubscribeConfirm.html