Customizing Domain Names

Last updated: 2021-12-06 14:42:54


    After you activate VOD, the system will assign you a default domain name, which will be used by default for all VOD resources. You can also add and resolve a custom domain name in the VOD console.


    • You have activated the VOD service. For details, see Purchase Guide.
    • ICP filing is required for domain names used for business in Chinese mainland.

    Adding Domain Name

    1. Log in to the VOD console and click Distribution and Playback > Domain Name on the left sidebar.
    2. Click Add Domain, enter the domain in the pop-up, and click Confirm.

    • It takes several minutes to add a domain name. After that, you can view its status, CNAME, and domain name type.
      ?One Tencent Cloud account can add up to 20 domain names.

    Resolving Domain Name

    After adding a domain name, you need to configure the CNAME at the specific DNS service provider of the domain name, so that users can access your video information through the domain name.


    This document uses Tencent Cloud DNS as the DNS service provider to illustrate how to add a CNAME record. The detailed steps vary by provider. For more information, see CNAME Configuration.

    1. Log in to the Domains console and click Resolve on the right of the domain name to be resolved.
    2. Go to the Record Management page of the domain name and click Add Record.
    3. In the pop-up, set Record Type to CNAME, Host Record to the domain name prefix (such as www), and Record Value to the CNAME domain name, and click Confirm.

    After you add a custom domain name, it’s normal that a small amount of traffic will still be generated even if you do not add a video, for a small number of packets will be returned to the domain name.