Following on from last week’s post on the launch of our Domain Control feature I wanted to share some further insight into how it works so you can decide if its worth turning on.
So What Exactly Is Domain Control?
If we turn to Wikipedia then they tell us that…
Individual Internet host computers use domain names as host identifiers, or hostnames. Hostnames are the leaf labels in the domain name system usually without further subordinate domain name space. Hostnames appear as a component in Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for Internet resources such as web sites (e.g., en.wikipedia.org).
What? Well in other words if your website is hosted on a specific domain (e.g. vzaar.com) then it is possible to ensure your videos will only play on the domain (and any variant of this domain). So if you don’t want your videos to appear on other websites, and in doing so have greater control over who can and who can’t see your videos, then you’ll want to consider using this feature. If embedded on any other website, the viewer will see a simple message that looks like this:
I Sell On eBay?
If you have your own website, and sell on eBay, I would recommend that you do not use this option as you will want to ensure that your videos play across all the eBay domains (.com, .co.uk, .de etc)
Ok, So How Do I Turn This On?
Simple. Head over to your vzaar Settings Page and you’ll see a Domain Control box. In there simply enter your business website domain (e.g. www.mywebsite.com). Please note that you do not need to enter the http://
Save this and we’ll instantly ensure your videos can only be played on the web domain selected. It is that easy.