Cloud86: DNS configuration for subdomain

In this explanation of DNS Configuration, we explain the steps to configure the DNS (domain name system) so that it can be used for server side tagging. In fact, if you want to use a custom domain for your server side tagging setup (recommended), you will need a DNS record. A custom domain is a subdomain on your current domain name where you send all the data.

Domain: example.com

Subdomain: test.example.com

A DNS record is a setting that ensures that your domain name is sent to the correct server and is therefore necessary for server side tagging. DNS records are managed by your domain/web hosting provider. This explanation is focused on Cloud86. Do you have another provider? Then check out one of these articles:

Not sure which provider your domain is hosted with: Use this tool. If your provider is not among our list, read this article.

Step 1: Create custom domain

While creating your container in TAGGRS, you are given the choice to create a custom domain. Once you do this, you will be prompted to set the DNS, as shown in the screenshot. Under Custom Domain, enter your desired domain, for example, GTM.jou.

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Next to the DNS record, the validate button appears. If you are able to create the DNS record yourself, you can validate it with the button right away as well. With that, you test whether everything is working properly. But don’t worry: you can always do the validation at a later time, if you leave the creation of the DNS record to someone else.

Step 2: Create DNS record

First, log in to Cloud86. If you don’t have this information, you can probably request it from the IT department or one of your website’s web developers.

Once you are logged into Cloud86, choose Manage DNS. Once you have clicked on that, click on “Edit DNS zone” and click on “Add record. Under “Name,” enter the subdomain. At type A, select. At “IPv4 address,” add the record you received from TAGGRS.

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