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Adding Domains and Subdomains

To protect your sites with Distil Networks, you must first add and configure your domains within our Portal. Adding them to the Portal lets you review detailed traffic information about your sites and manage their protection settings.

Are you managing a large volume of subdomains? Try using wildcards.

Are you adding a domain that uses HTTPS? Follow these steps to enable HTTPS with Distil.

Adding a Domain

The steps to add a domain in the Portal vary between cloud or on-premise deployments.

Cloud Deployments

To add a domain to an account by way of a cloud deployment:

  1. Log in to the Distil Networks Portal to access the Domains Dashboard.
  2. Click Add Domain.
  3. Enter your domain in the Hostname field.
  4. Click Add Domain.

Distil automatically performs a DNS lookup to validate if the domain exists. The returned IP address is added as the IP/CNAME (destination) value to your domain configuration.
NOTE: You’ll receive an error if there isn’t a valid public DNS configuration for the domain you’re trying to add.

To complete this process, you’ll also need to update your DNS. Traffic is then routed through the Distil Content Protection Network.

For more information on updating your DNS, check out the Migration (DNS Changes) articles in our Help Center.

That’s it!

On-Premise Deployments

To add a domain to an account using an on-premise deployment:

  1. Log in to the Distil Networks Portal to access the Domains Dashboard.
  2. Click Add Domain.
  3. Enter your Fully Qualified Domain Name and Origin Server (IP/CNAME) in the provided fields.
  4. Select the Wildcard? checkbox if you are setting up a wildcard subdomain.
  5. Click Add Domain.

To complete this process, you’ll also need to update your DNS. Traffic is then routed through the Distil Content Protection Network.

For more information on updating your DNS, check out the Migration (DNS Changes) articles in our Help Center.

Adding a Subdomain

If your site uses subdomains, you can track and manage the protection of your subdomains in the Distil Portal by one of two methods:

  • Add each subdomain as its own domain using the above steps (On-Premise Deployments). Subdomain traffic information and protection settings are individually tracked on your Domains dashboard.
  • Follow the steps above (On-Premise Deployments) to add each subdomain as a nested subdomain. Subdomain traffic information and protection settings are tracked and summarized within the parent domain on your Domains dashboard.

Cloud Deployments

To add a nested subdomain to an account by way of a cloud deployment:

  1. Select the associated domain from the Domains Dashboard.
  2. Click Settings on the top banner menu.
  3. Click Add Subdomain within the Subdomains section (highlighted in red).
  4. Enter your subdomain(e.g., yoursubdomain.domain.com) in the Hostname field.
  5. Verify that the Origin Server IP/CNAME (auto-populated from the associated domain) is correct.
  6. Click Add Subdomain.

Congratulations!

On-Premise Deployments

To add a nested subdomain to an account using an on-premise deployment:

  1. Select the associated domain from the Domains Dashboard.
  2. Click Settings on the top banner menu.
  3. Click Add Subdomain within the Subdomains section (highlighted in red).
  4. Enter your subdomain(e.g., yoursubdomain.domain.com) in the Hostname field.
  5. Select the Wildcard? checkbox, if you’re setting up a wildcard subdomain.
  6. Verify that the Origin Server IP/CNAME (auto-populated from the associated domain) is correct.
  7. Click Add Subdomain.

All done!

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