How to Setup Domain Alias for iSpring Learn

Every iSpring Learn LMS account has its own URL ( As an account owner, you can choose the name of your account (yourcompany) and change it at any time. However, all accounts in the LMS are subdomains of and you cannot change it in the iSpring Learn settings.

If you want to hide the part of the URL that says, you can do that by setting a domain alias.


  • Be an account owner of the the iSpring Learn LMS account.
  • You must own your domain name, have access to it, and verify your ownership.
  • Web systems administration knowledge.

What is domain aliasing

A domain alias is an alternative domain name for another domain (similar to a shortcut icon that launches a program). For example, if you set your domain as an alias for your LMS account at, all visitors of will land at without seeing the iSpring name.

Original iSpring Learn web address:
Setup Domain Alias

Aliased address:
Setup Domain Alias for iSpring Learn

As you can see, the aliased address will appear on all pages of the learning portal (on the content page in this example). It will be shown to all visitors: admins, publishers and users. You can set a favicon for your portal in your domain’s settings.

It’s recommended that you set a third level domain as an alias ( It will be easier for you to configure the aliasing in your domain control panel by changing the CNAME record.

Domain aliases also can be used in email delivery for the same purposes of screening the iSpring domain name.

Steps to setup a domain alias

In iSpring Learn LMS

  1. 1 Log in as an administrator and select Settings on the left pane.
  2. 2 Enter your desired domain name in the Domain aliases on the Account Info tab.
    Domain aliases settings in the iSpring Learn Account Info Settings

In your domain control panel

  1. 3 Access the control panel provided by your domain name registrar. Somewhere in this control panel, there will be a section for managing DNS settings. In this section, find the CNAME field. Your domain name registrar should be able to help you find and use this feature.
  2. 4 Specify Target domain in a CNAME Record using your current iSpring online address.
  3. 5 Make sure that the Hostname (3rd level domain name) is the same as you have previously set in Domain alias setting.
  4. 6 Save changes.

Domain name registrars provide different features and services. For example, here is a picture of the Rackspace hosting provider:
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Note: Some domain name registrars require that you put a dot after "com" in Target (Domain)—if you don't, the system will think it's merely a subdomain.

You may have to wait a while before you can access your iSpring LMS portal with the new domain name. It depends on the TTL (Time-to-live) setting on your domain control panel. In most cases, the user can change the TTL. We recommend that you set some longer time, about one day.

Once the CNAME information has been updated, you can access your iSpring Learn portal using both the original domain name and the new name you've chosen. If you need to disable access completely through the original domain, you can send us a request and we will make the changes on our end.

Second level domain alias

Unlike third level domains (, second level domains ( cannot have CNAME records.

Setting a second level domain as a domain alias is not recommended but still possible. You need to set an A Record and do a manual IP assignment. The main drawback of this method is that any IP change on our side will require your IT specialist to fix the domain alias. The respective discussion at StackOverflow may also help you set a second level domain alias.

Note: You cannot set an IP address as a domain alias. Regular names can be used only.
(e.g. for

Support note

We at iSpring are always eager to help our customers achieve their goals. Setting up a domain alias is related to third-party server administration and must be performed by a qualified specialist, which is not covered by our free tech support agreement. If you need help with it, we will be happy to provide you with our consulting services.