Custom Domain & Login Page

Looking to use your own domain name with Sonoran CAD? We've made it easy for you!

Custom login pages require the standard version or higher. For more information, see our pricing or view how to check your community limits.

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The custom login page allows your community members to register, sign-in, and access your CAD all on your own domain! In addition, user signups and password recovery emails have your custom branding. Logging in also takes you directly to the community, instead of having to select the community at the menu.

If you are unsure how to add a DNS record, you will need to contact your domain registrar. Or, you may purchase a new domain name with Sonoran Servers.

1. Add a CNAME and TXT Record for your Domain

CNAME Record

In your domain's DNS records, add a CNAME type record with the name set to any desired subdomain and the content set to

The example record below sets as the custom login page URL.

TXT Record

In your domain's DNS records add a TXT type record with the name set to sonorancad_verify_domain and the text/content set to your community ID.

This verifies that your Sonoran CAD community owns this domain.

DNS Example

The example below shows the TXT record verifying the community ID, and set to the custom login page.

Cloudflare Users: Be sure to have the DNS record proxy DISABLED - and set to DNS Only.

If you are using Sonoran Servers, our company's server hosting for your domain name, please note the differences in how to enter the settings pictured below. Each DNS system is a bit different and requires different input for the Host Name. Typically the hostname is left blank or in this case a @ is used to point the record at the root domain name of ""

2. Set the Domain Name in Sonoran CAD

Now that you have a CNAME and TXT record on your domain, in the Sonoran CAD customization menu, set the custom login page URL. This should not contain any https:// or other extensions.

Don't forget to press save! Users can now visit this custom domain to view the CAD with a custom login page, including receiving your branded emails for signups and password recovery messages.

When updating or changing an existing DNS record, it may take some time for the change to propagate (based on your TTL). You can try running ipconfig /flushdns in a Windows CMD window and restarting your browser. Otherwise, you can test with other browsers/devices/users while you wait.

iFrame Method

If you are unable to use the DNS method, you can also host an HTML page that renders the CAD in an iFrame.

1. Download the HTML File

You can download a ZIP of the HTML page here.

2. Edit the HTML File

Replace YOUR_COMMUNITY_ID_HERE in the index.html file with your community ID.

3. Host the HTML File

Now that you've saved the custom URL inside of the HTML file, you can host this with your own domain on your own web server. Users can now register and access your CAD from your custom domain, and will even receive your custom branded emails for account actions.

In-Game Tablet

If you wish to use a custom login page when using the in-game Tablet resource, you can set a convar in your server.cfg. The easiest way to show your custom login page is to use a query string.


Simply replace YOUR_COMMUNITY_ID_HERE in the URL with your community ID. EX:

Add the following to your server.cfg before starting the tablet resource:

setr sonorantablet_cadUrl "YOUR_URL_HERE"

Fill in with your actual URL above with the comid you want.

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