Custom domains for social sharing

After launching our new social sharing feature a little while back, one of the biggest requests we had was support for custom domains. Our custom domain feature lets you host your account at any domain you like. It comes in handy for anyone reselling Campaign Monitor, especially those who want their account to match their brand as closely as possible.

The problem was, when you or your subscribers wanted to share a campaign, the link being shared didn’t use your own domain. As of today we now use your custom domain for all social sharing. This means you, your clients and all subscribers will be sharing things using your own brand, not ours.

Here’s an example of how a campaign might look when you share it on Facebook:

Sheen Share

This also means that if whenever a subscriber “Likes” a campaign of yours, the update on their wall will promote your own custom domain. Here’s an example:

Sheen Wall

Along with custom domain support, we’ve also rolled out loads of other awesome improvements to our social sharing feature which we’ll be walking you all through over the next few days.

Thanks again to everyone for all their feedback on this, as well as your patience while we put it together. Stay tuned for more cool stuff coming soon.

Posted by David Greiner

16 Comments

  • Phil Gutteridge
    9th March

    Excellent! Implementing this immediately now that this is included.
    Cheers!

  • Rhys Harry - Reasonably Good
    9th March

    Fantastic, we had to shelve Facebook links because of this.

    Great to see you’re listening & delivering yet again, keep up the good work.

  • TrafficColeman
    9th March

    This is great..its good to see people looking after their customers..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  • Alex Williams
    9th March

    What, if any, deliverability implications might there be with using the new domain?

  • Blake Haswell
    9th March

    Winning!

  • David Greiner
    9th March

    @Alex: Fear not, there won’t be any deliverability implications when using a custom domain for social sharing. Nothing changes about how we use your domain for actual email delivery, it’s just that any sharing will now use your URL instead of ours.

  • rio lecatompessy
    10th March

    I like this. God bless you

  • Nickolas Simard
    18th March

    Social media integration seems to be growing! Keep it coming!

  • Irma
    18th March

    Winning indeed!

  • Maurice
    23rd March

    Really, really, awesome :)

    !!!!

  • Kieran McMillan
    1st April

    If I change to a custom domain name, do I have to notify all clients of the new web address, or can they also continue to use the original *.createsend.com url too?

  • Kieran McMillan
    1st April

    Another question, as a newsletter reseller, will it be possible to allow clients to use their own custom domain?

  • David Greiner
    1st April

    @Keiran, if you change your custom domain, the existing account login will also still work. but, if you want clients to use the new custom domain, best to email them and let them know the new address to access their account from.

    As for client-specific custom domains, this is something we have seen a lot of requests for and are considering, but right now it’s a single custom domain across your entire account.

  • Jacob Ball
    1st April

    “As for client-specific custom domains, this is something we have seen a lot of requests for and are considering”

    +1 for this request from me! I’m glad to hear it’s being considered, and will really be icing on the cake :-)

  • Patrick Janelle
    2nd April

    “As for client-specific custom domains, this is something we have seen a lot of requests for and are considering”

    +1 for me too. Custom domain is great, but my clients want to share their custom domain, not mine.

  • Robert D'Arrigo
    2nd April

    “As for client-specific custom domains, this is something we have seen a lot of requests for and are considering”

    +1 for this as well! Our clients customers question urls when they do not match those of the client!

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