Setting up a Custom Domain for a Microsite
Setting a custom domain for your SaaSquatch microsite makes your program’s URL more memorable for your users. We recommend using one for most microsites.
🔗 Before you begin
This guide is for companies using SaaSquatch microsites. To set up your custom domain, you will need the ability to either:
- (Recommended) Change your DNS (Domain Name Server) settings
- Configure a reverse proxy to send traffic to the microsite, if you can’t change the DNS settings
🔗 Choosing your domain name
It is considered best practice to use a subdomain of your coporate domain. For example, if your corporate domain is example.com then you might want to use referrals.example.com as your microsite domain. Once you have choosen your domain, you will need to update your DNS settings.
🔗 Change your DNS settings
Important: You need to own the domain you want to use.
Assuming your microsite domain is referrals.example.com, add the following CNAME record in your DNS provider:
referrals.example.com CNAME ssqt.co
Next notify our Support team once your CNAME is set up to verify your ownership of the domain.
Once you have verified ownership of your domain, we will generate an SSL certificate for you and configure your custom domain on your microsite.
When your custom domain is applied, you will see it within your microsite configuration in our Admin Portal.
🔗 Configure a reverse proxy
In advanced cases, where you cannot modify your DNS to add the CNAME record to
ssqt.co, or wish to manage your own TLS certificate, you can host a reverse proxy to
This option requires extra setup and infrastructure to be hosted by your technical team. The reverse proxy should be configured to:
- Reverse proxy all requests to your custom domain to
- Sent the Host header with your custom domain along with all requests, for example Host:
- As SaaSquatch will not have a signed certificate for your custom domain, your reverse proxy will have to accept the default certificate for
ssqt.cowhen proxying requests.