Setting up a Custom.bookfocal.com Domain (Starter and Partner Plans)

  1. Custom.bookfocal.com domains are available for all Focal plans. Setting one will allow you to have a custom.bookfocal domain on all of your public Portfolio, Package and Booking pages instead of the default app.bookfocal domains.
  2. To set up your custom.bookfocal domain simply navigate to the domains tab of your Focal dashboard.
  3. Enter your desired "custom" .bookfocal subdomain.
  4. Click "Save Changes".
  5. A "Success" badge will display, then please wait a moment for the page to reload.
  6. The URL should now show your updated custom.bookfocal domain.

Setting up a Custom.yourdomain.com Domain (Partner Plan Only)

Configuring DNSĀ Settings

  1. Custom.yourdomain.com domains are available only to paying Focal Partner Plan subscribers. Setting one will allow you to have a custom.yourdomain.com domain on all of your public Portfolio, Package and Booking pages instead of your custom.bookfocal.com or the default app.bookfocal.com domain.
  2. To set up your custom.yourdomain domain simply navigate to the domains tab of your Focal dashboard.
  3. Enter your desired "customsubdomain.yourdomain.com".
  4. You will see some additional set up information.
  1. Now that you have the information you need to configure your website host DNS settings. Navigate to your DNSĀ settings page.
  2. If you click the "Detailed Help Guides" dropdown we have included the links to some common hosts help docs.
  3. You will now need to add a CNAME record to your DNS settings.
  4. For the Host / Name it may depend on your hosting provider - some require you to write the whole domain: booking.lachlanphotography.com while others may only require the subdomain: booking
  5. For the TTL set it to 3600, 5m or default
  6. For the Type select CNAME
  7. For the Record / Points to / Target you will need to enter "customer.bookfocal.com" exactly. Do not enter "yourcustomdomain.bookfocal.com" or anything else besides what is in bold above.
  8. Click Save Changes.
  9. It may take up to 48 hours for your custom domain to update.
  10. Check your customsubdomain.yourdomain.com and it will open your Portfolio page!
  11. We recommend connecting Focal as an investment/booking/pricing page to your website in order to increase your website conversion rate. Simply add a menu item in your website navigation bar linking to "yourcustomdomain.bookfocal.com". You can also add call to action buttons on your website that link to a specific package page.